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Bush ponders war that may have dire consequences for all

It was a wise philosopher who observed that “life acts have no beginning and they have no end.” Given enough time, most developments in the human realm exhibit formidable drawbacks as well as apparent benefits.

We have only to consider the automobile to understand this. When it was introduced, what a blessing it seemed: it certainly abbreviated the distance from point A to point B. But a hundred years of living alongside it have witnessed unexpected consequences: an ongoing legacy of death and maiming, communities uprooted, grinding stress and an array of pollutions that may be changing the earth’s very climate. But our karma is far from over. Now we learn that the Bush administration is pondering the making of war upon a rogue regime that is financing terror, a war that may easily pit East versus West, or destabilize the entire planet. Gosh, where did Saddam and Osama get all those millions?

Craig Steiger

Nevada City

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