Op-Ed from the Washington Post
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The Troubling New Face of America (The Washington Post)
by Jimmy Carter
"We cannot ignore the development of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, but a unilateral war with Iraq is not the answer... It is crucial that the historical and well-founded American commitments prevail: to peace, justice, human rights, the environment and international cooperation."
Former President Carter is chairman of the Carter Center in Atlanta. (Originally Published: 9/5/2002; Last DCTKD update: 9/9/2002)
Wilsonian Course for War (The Washington Post)
by David Ignatius
"What the Bush administration needs to do now is fashion a strategy for the Middle East in which its strike against Iraq won’t seem crazy, but part of a sensible plan for a new and stable order in the Middle East. That shouldn’t be impossible; the status quo, after all, is a messand has been for decades...But how to get there? The wisest comment I’ve heard recently came from French defense analyst Francois Heisbourg. He observed this week that if the administration is serious about bringing democracy to the Middle East, it shouldn’t be thinking in terms of a battle that lasts six months or a year, but of one that requires a decade or more. In that sense, this conflict is the equivalent of the Cold War: a careful, patient struggle rather than a quick firefight." (Originally Published: 8/30/2002; Last DCTKD update: 9/8/2002)
Tears of a Nation (The Washington Post)
by Richard Cohen
"We are all so fragile. A whiff of a conversation, something overheard in an elevator, brings you right back to last Tuesday: John’s brother, Sally’s friendan entire city no more than one or two people away from someone who died." (Originally Published: 9/18/2001; Last DCTKD update: 9/8/2002)
To Go On Being Americans (The Washington Post)
by E. J. Dionne Jr.
"Terror is designed to paralyze. It succeeds when a country loses confidence in itselfwhen it gives up what it values most. ‘The resolve of this great nation is being tested,’ President Bush declared. Indeed. But how do we define resolve?" (Originally Published: 9/14/2001; Last DCTKD update: 9/8/2002)