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When the battle is won, treat it as a wake.

—Tao Te Ching, v31

When the Battle is Won...

Bush's "War on Terrorism" bothers me. Not because I'm in favor of terrorism, or anything so unpatriotic, but I question the real motivation behind such actions.

I guess Thomas Walkom (see article on ZNet) said it pretty clearly:

What makes this war so superior, in political terms, is its vagueness. Since the terrorist, by definition, can be anyone… More important, we can never know when we've won. As a result, this war has the capacity to go on forever.

Even while claiming that this will bolster America's economy, it is so ethically dirty.

(And don't get me started about basing an economy on an Military Industrial Complex.)

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