Commend our troops, but keep questioning the war

Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 12:00am

So here's the dilemma: For six months you argue against the proposed war in Iraq. It's unnecessary, it's unwise, it's even dangerous. And then the president of the United States ignores your advice, as well as that of America's oldest allies, and decides to go war anyway. What do you do?

That's easy. You root for your country. You support our brave men and women in uniform. And I do. For now, the debate is over. I'm cheering for the United States, even if I'm not crazy about the contest we're engaged in.

In the short term, there's no doubt the mighty United States will prevail. In a battle between a giant and a midget, nobody bets on the midget. As Americans, we all want a swift, sure victory: Saddam Hussein deposed, the Iraqi people liberated, a minimum number of casualties, and our sons and daughters back home soon and safe. That is our prayer.

At the same time, you don't change your opinion about the war. A leopard can't change his spots

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