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war as a sport - Ilya Shlyakhter (notestaff) - letters to editors
March 30th, 2007
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war as a sport
Bush vs. Congress Over the War

Re “Bush Rules Out Bid by Congress for Iraq Pullout” (front page, March 29):

President Bush’s reference to Iraq withdrawal as “defeat” is a cheap attempt to appeal to our aversion to losing a competition.

War is not a competition; proving our strength is not a goal.

Mr. Bush is free to argue that a withdrawal would cause more suffering than it would prevent, but he must stop speaking of the war as if it were a sport.

Losing a contest is painful, but losing good people every day is more so.

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