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Bush used phony patriotism to start war

The Russians call World War II “The Great Patriotic War.” The currentlongest of our wars could well be called the same thing. It is a warthat originated in the orgy of patriotism (“U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!”)that followed the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and hasbeen sustained by the patriotism of those who support it (“Our soldiersare defending American freedom”) and false promises of some latter-dayprophets (“We are winning the war in Iraq.”) It is likely to be revivedby the Iranian attack that the McCainites see as their main chance ofwinning the election.

Bush used phony patriotism to start war :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Andrew Greeley