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It Takes Time

In last week’s “The WMD’s, Mr. Bush,” Ruoxi Chen ’05 classifies the actions of the Bush administration as “dubious” and purports to speak for our Founding Fathers in decrying the “mockery America has become.” Her conclusions and brash assumptions are as follows: Iraq must not have weapons of mass destruction since we haven’t found them…

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Arm Twisted, Mind Closed

In 1988, Allan Bloom wrote The Closing of the American Mind, a book bemoaning the degeneration of the American psyche as liberalism reigned supreme on the political front. He envisioned a conservative America, one in which basic intelligence and innovation would be restored to our heads. Well, what else can we call our present government…

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A Pointless Protest

In the weeks and months that led up to Operation Iraqi Freedom, certain American politicians, foreign diplomats, and Hollywood’s finest rallied against what they viewed as an unnecessary and immoral conflict. Weapons of Mass Destruction expert and I Am Sam star Sean Penn visited Iraq and expressed hope that a peaceful solution could be found–a…

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Reform The Media

With the collapse of Baghdad’s defenses and the subsequent fall of Saddam’s regime last week, the media has forced itself to move on to new ground. For weeks, news reporters and columnists had characterized the war plan as vastly flawed. In fact, some even went as far as to say that it had failed. Not…

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The WMD’s, Mr. Bush

“We will find weapons of mass destruction,” drones the Bush administration in an all-too-familiar briefing. It sounds strangely similar to what they’ve been saying since even before UN Resolution 1441. In a war that was justified by nothing else but the existence of these weapons, and has arguably been shaped by the search for them,…

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