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SWJED
07-24-2007, 11:27 PM
Council member Fabius Maximus (http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/member.php?u=189) has a new article up at DNI-Net - America Takes Another Step Towards the "Long War" (http://www.d-n-i.net/fabius/long_war_I.htm).


The flood of information and commentary available today can obscure events of the greatest significance. We see that today, as America takes another step towards the long war. Without thought or reflection, without debate by our elected officials, without our consent. In many ways just like the Cold War.

If the US starts a new long war, it is our war Ė for good or ill. Congress and the President are our agents no matter how they conduct our affairs. As bin Laden reminds us, following our leaders does not relieve us of responsibility.

Wars put all that we that we have, all that we are, on the table to be won or lost. Before we enlist ourselves and our children in a new war, letís think. Is the wager worthwhile? Are the odds in our favor? Are there alternatives other than war?

In the past we have neglected these questions to our sorrow...