What I am opposed to is a dumb war!

Posted on March 31, 2011 by

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What I am opposed to is a dumb war

Remarks of Illinois State Sen. Barack Obama Against Going to War with Iraq
October 02, 2002

Good afternoon. Let me begin by saying that although this has been billed as an anti-war rally, I stand before you as someone who is not opposed to war in all circumstances. The Civil War was one of the bloodiest in history, and yet it was only through the crucible of the sword, the sacrifice of multitudes, that we could begin to perfect this union, and drive the scourge of slavery from our soil. I don’t oppose all wars…..

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….. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.  Source : http://www.barackobama.com/2002/10/02/remarks_of_illinois_state_sen.php

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