Who to applaud?

Filed under:General — eric @ 10:40 am

It might surprise some to learn that I am not opposed to going to war in Iraq. There are many good reasons to do so, and if done right, both the world and the region can emerge a much better place afterward. However, I have absolutely no faith that our leaders will or can wage war rightly. Being both pro-war and anti-Bush has left me in an awkward position, with seemingly no one to cheer for and everyone to cheer against.

It turns out that columnist Thomas Friedman, winner of three Pulitzer prizes, feels exactly the same way as I do. He wrote an editorial yesterday that eloquently expresses what I couldn’t here. Whatever your views, this is a piece worth reading.


  1. gee, guess you can’t take an opposing point of view which is why you deleted my comment. You should apply for a job with the attorney general.

    Comment by Prince Roy — 2/21/2003 @ 9:14 am

  2. Great link, Eric! This guy articulates a whole lot of things that I’ve been thinking as well.

    Comment by Matt — 2/21/2003 @ 9:25 am

  3. Hey Prince Roy — you posted an anonymous comment that took me to task for an opinion that was directly contrary to what I actually wrote. When you have the decency to read what I write and respond to that, and not some made-up post, maybe then I’ll keep your comments around.

    Comment by eric — 2/22/2003 @ 9:30 am

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