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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Howard Zinn on the War in Afghanistan

How can a war be truly just when it involves the daily killing of civilians, when it causes hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children to leave their homes to escape the bombs, when it may not find those who planned the September 11 attacks, and when it will multiply the ranks of people who are angry enough at this country to become terrorists themselves?

This war amounts to a gross violation of human rights, and it will produce the exact opposite of what is wanted: It will not end terrorism; it will proliferate terrorism.
--from "A Just Cause, Not a Just War" by Howard Zinn.

The last paragraph calls to mind Ron Paul's "The Law of Opposites".

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