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The Xenophile Historian

K. U. P.

(Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)

The Liberal Rules of War

I am astonished at how many people let nothing but politics decide their stand in the War on Terror. It has been more than four years since September 11, and I have yet to meet somebody who was anti-war and not anti-Bush as well. A lot of those who opposed our intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq were veritable bloodhawks when the United States was involved in Bosnia and Kosovo; the biggest difference I can see between Kosovo and Iraq is who happened to be in the White House at the time. For that matter, I've also heard a few lamentations that the September 11 tragedy didn't happen while Bill Clinton was in charge, because then he would have a chance to leave a legacy for himself that didn't involve sex scandals.

Say no to war!  Unless a Democrat is president . . .

It isn't mentioned out loud, but I think another reason for the antipathy to both the war and president Bush is because Bush doesn't follow the military practices that were so carefully worked out under the Johnson, Carter and Clinton administrations, and perfected in the Kosovo campaign. Here, from the May 1999 issue of The Limbaugh Letter, are those liberal rules of war:

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