CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1990
I agree with Dellums; Congress needs to rein in the dogs of war, because this Administration has manipulated the public and the media. Just look where we are: American soldiers on the front line defending a monarchy that represents political, religious and social intolerance--everything that we as a democracy denounce. Furthermore, war will not change the pricing of oil. If anything, the price will be higher after a war. What the American public doesn't realize is that either way it loses.
October 8, 2002
Re "The Power Paradox," Opinion, Oct. 6: I am far from convinced that the president and Congress have fully thought through the economic consequences of a war with Iraq. To be a strong country requires being strong militarily and financially. Our debt continues to increase within and, even more important, abroad. The economy is in trouble now, and with a long-term commitment in Afghanistan, the Middle East, Colombia and many places I'm sure the American public is not told about, I worry if we already have too much on our plate.
August 14, 1990 |
Young Arabs may by lining up to do battle for or against Iraq's Saddam Hussein, but America's youth so far have not responded to the call to arms, military recruiters said today. "No more than usual," said an Army recruiting officer in Durham, N.C., when asked if the Middle East crisis had inspired more enlistments. "About the same," a recruiter in Atlanta said.
March 7, 1998 |
Still wondering who came out on top in the Iraq crisis? The French will be only too happy to tell you: They did. "France showed that the best partners of the U.S. are those who know how to stand up to it," Alain Peyrefitte of the Academie Francaise, guardian of French culture, wrote recently. "Discreetly, without ever putting President Clinton in difficulty, it contributed to helping him avoid a terrible faux pas in holding the diplomatic door open."