The Doubts Of War

Most Americans say they support going after Saddam, but with an interesting set of conditions. Often Bush gets the benefit of the doubt

Americans never really go off to war blithely, eagerly, without thinking about it long and hard. We like to believe we fight not out of choice but out of necessity. Yet as the American public once again faces the prospect of combat in a foreign land, it is with an unease that will not go away. You can hear it if you talk to the early-dinner crowd at the Ocean Breeze Restaurant in famously bellwether Macomb County, Mich. Owner Tom Moragianis voted for President Bush but now is concerned that a prolonged engagement in Iraq could be a mortal blow to...

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