War, The Price of Figs, and Other Issues….
There’s a good guest post over on Winds of Change by Sage McLaughlin. It’s a thoughtful piece, bringing up issues that not too many have thought about (including yours truly).
One thing that stopped me from reading further as I pondered its import was this paragraph in Sage’s post:
”What I'm getting at, in essence, is that I am yet to be convinced of the case for altering President Bush's immediate strategy. Specifically, I have not seen a single thoroughly well-considered reason to put the brakes on an obviously impending military conflict with Saddam Hussein. This concerns me. War of the preemptive type endorsed by most conservatives is not usually a self-evident course of action, and the fact that it seems so at this juncture has given me pause. Armed conflict ought not be favored in the manner of a prejudice, having never been sufficiently considered in lieu of a realistic alternative.”
Though I may not entirely agree with Sage’s thought, it certainly has caused me to consider the reasoning behind it. A realistic alternative? Is there one besides armed conflict with Iraq? Is there something else that we haven’t thought of that has a chance of attaining the goal of an Iraq free of weapons of mass murder? Is there something we’ve overlooked? I don’t know of any, but then I’m not as smart as I wish I was, nor as smart as a lot of people seem to think I am.
Give Sage’s post a look. Maybe you’ll think of something.