Stop Calling It War!

Copyright © 2008 Bob Persons
August 28, 2008

Iraq's insistence on the withdrawal of American troops:

If this is not war, then John McCain's insistence on 'victory' is meaningless. 'Withdrawal' does not have to mean zero American troops in Iraq. It can mean no combat role for American troops. This is not 'defeat'. It is recognizing the reality that our original mission is over: That 'war' ended 5 years ago, with 'victory'. What is left is not war. It's an occupation intended to force Iraq into a mold of our making. Everything becomes much clearer if we stop calling it war.

- Lone Coyote Calls

Way out in the wilderness
a Lone Coyote Calls.
Your eyes fix on the shotgun
that's a-hangin' on the wall.

            - B Dylan


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