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What about other possibilities?

A recent writer raised the questions, “What if the U.S. president, secretary of state, and secretary of defense are right [about Saddam Hussein]? What if the protesters are wrong?” These are valid and important questions that deserve careful consideration. Any real discussion of these questions, however, will have to include the other possibilities: What if our administration is wrong? What if the protesters are right?

A national columnist recently wondered (as I do) about the wisdom – or even sanity – of a war to prevent war. Before he died, Lyndon Johnson finally admitted, “The kids were right: We blew it on Vietnam.”

Let’s pray that we don’t make the same mistake again.



Rob Cairns

Nevada City





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