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Does the military action the U.S. is contemplating against Iraq meet the standards of a just war?


  

Date: 4/6/2003 2:17:42 PM
Name or Pseudonym: Joe M
Subject: Colin Powell Speaks...

When in England at a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire-building by George Bush. He answered by saying the following:

"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have EVER asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return."

....... It became very quiet in the room.

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