We've Been Here Before

Quindlen, Anna
October 2005
Newsweek;10/31/2005, Vol. 146 Issue 18, p70
This article focuses on the personal nature of the war in Iraq. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is described as a scar on the land. It is claimed that United States President George W. Bush never wanted the war in Iraq to be personal, but rather about policy. Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier son died in the war, wanted answers about why her son had died and what cause the United States is really fighting for in Iraq. The war in Iraq is a disaster much like its predecessor, the Vietnam War. The author speculates about whether character really matters during a political election. It is asserted that the most unattractive trait of the American empire is American arrogance.


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