The more I think about it the more I’m against war with Iraq. I think my primary concern now is that it sets a dangerous precedent. Zakaria drew this distinction in one of his old articles, how the U.S. isn’t just pursuing a preemptive war, it’s pursuing something like a preventive war. And I think that’s a dangerous precedent. Just, what’s to prevent other countries from doing the same thing? What’s the criteria for when it’s OK? India and Pakistan both resumed missile testing or something recently. They could both perceive the other as being subject to a preventive war since the other has nuclear weapons. I don’t know, it’s just a scary precedent, one I’m not sure we should start.

Newsweek had a poll in some article on U.S. Muslims saying how a good majority of them believe the U.S. to be immoral and corrupt. The implication being that with this attitude they’re candidates for radicalism. Uh, I dunno, I think the U.S. is immoral and corrupt. I bet if you surveyed evangelical Christians you’d get similar responses as with Muslims. I dunno, I just thought it was a lame survey question in light of the article.

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