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Let's not trample the Constitution in our march against terrorism

President Bush took an oath--as he said at his press conference last week--to "protect and defend the Constitution" of the United States. It's good that the Constitution is in the forefront of his mind. It should stay there. It should be engraved on his shaving mirror. It should be embroidered on Attorney General John Ashcroft's bath towels.

Sometimes wars are necessary in order to rescue peace and enforce international law and order. I think that is what is going on now, although I respect the credible fear that the effect of American action will be the reverse of peace and order....

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