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This article will be viewed as written in the interests of the Republican right but I believe it to be of importance to members of all political persuasions.It is in the interest of all Americans to understand what our government must do in the face of a known danger to t

he welfare and survival of the American republic. First of all, the president, as commander-in-chief of the armed force as well as chief executive, has taken an oath to protect and preserve the country. If he failed to do this he would certainly be open to impeachment for failure to perform the duties of his office.

The many at home and abroad who are working hard to prevent him from attacking Iran(and criticizing him for attacking Iraq), for the most part, are not at risk of a nuclear detonation in their community. Only places like New York, D.C., and London are.

Paris is safe, so the French want to stay friendly with a major oil producer by demanding that the U.S. follow proper procedures in the U.N. and adhere to the various international laws. Most members of the U.N. are secretly happy when any western power fails in any way because it takes the pressure off their own governments for failing to provide for their own people.

The international laws that I know of are concerned with initiating wars. Everyone conveniently ignores the fact that the U.S. was attacked by a political body supported by these two countries and war was declared against it. In any war in any country at any time the major contestants all are well aware of their antagonists and it would be foolish and irresponsible not to consider them as legitimate targets after war has been proclaimed if they were in any way supporting,encouraging, and financing known enemies(which both countries were doing).

War against the U.S. was decdlared by Al-Qaeda long before 9/11, and many times since then. What more does anyone need to have the right to attack its enemies? In the second World War the Germans declared war on the U.S. with no provocation except that the U.S. had declared war on their partner Japan.


Likewise the U.S. and allied countries declared war against Bulgaria,Turkey,Italy,etc. in the last two world wars even though they had not directly attacked the U.S. When wars start, pick out your enemies and start shooting because if you don't someone will shortly be doing that to you.

I end this article with a plea for all good people who have any compassion for the American nation to back off of their criticism and try to find some compassion in your hearts for those people at risk in the U.S.and Great Britain. The following is a quote from Thomas Jefferson, the instigator and founder of our constitution, to John B. Colvin in 1810.
"A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good(officer), but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation."
We are currently in just such a position and need the support of everyone who is interested in the preservation of our country.

Now, boys and girls, your editor has posted this article because it is good to pay attention to the other side's point of view, and useful to have something concrete to respond to. So please, let's see your response to this. But remember. Play nice and set a civil example for courteous dialogue.

 

Richard Backus is a journalist specializing in economics and politics.He has degrees in physics and engineering, and considerable experience in computer systems development. He is single, a good bridge player, and an enthusiastic tennis player.
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Dear Richard, All of us love our country (US), ... by sameh abdelaziz on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 9:39:32 AM
Thanks for your well-reasoned response to my artic... by Bacchus on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 12:07:40 AM
When you're in a fight for your life, you don't "b... by John Perry on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 9:52:28 AM
Very good response, johnperry. You hit on a lot of... by Catlover on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 11:49:15 AM
If you read my response to Sameh and check my pers... by Bacchus on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 12:33:41 AM
Bush deserves neither. Instead, he should be prose... by Missy Comley Beattie on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 1:28:20 PM
George W. Bush will surely secure a place in Ameri... by Joel S. Hirschhorn on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 1:54:07 PM
You know how I admire your work, Joel, and these q... by Bacchus on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 12:17:13 AM
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, ... by Ancient One on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 3:47:52 PM
With all due respect, Mr. Backus, but feel sorry f... by LMJohnson on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 4:06:12 PM
I have read the extensive documentation regarding ... by Bacchus on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 8:54:43 AM
I believe that this President is and has been what... by Timothy V. Gatto on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 4:16:16 PM
I had read this quote before but not given it much... by Bacchus on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 12:56:37 AM
Olbermann nails it again. Must see A Special Comm... by Amanda Lang on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 5:01:25 PM
I wasn't able to play the (video)article you recom... by Bacchus on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006 at 10:57:31 PM
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The only agenda the bush administration has is to ... by Gary Denson on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 7:58:49 PM
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If my sons had lied to me with the frequency that ... by Diane Cadonau on Sunday, Oct 8, 2006 at 10:05:34 PM
Dick Backus? Sounds like a fake name to me. This ... by Ben Marble, M.D. on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 12:10:20 AM
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The lack of due process in the 9/11 response has b... by PrMaine on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 6:05:28 AM
Rob Kall said "Now, boys and girls, your editor ha... by Vulture on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 8:20:49 AM
You were the only one in all the comments I receiv... by Bacchus on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 9:14:46 AM
He just criticized the Publisher, and everyone els... by Katrin R. on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 11:51:48 AM
Thanks Katrin, Yes, I knew it wasn't really suppor... by Bacchus on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 1:28:49 AM
with the number of comments to your article. Ther... by Katrin R. on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 7:53:43 PM
Rob Kall rejects a lot of the article I submit. I ... by Katrin R. on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 8:10:22 PM
I feel sorry for Bush too! I cannot imagine a lif... by Katrin R. on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 12:05:34 PM
Why don't you go next! If you are an 'independent... by Katrin R. on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 11:34:13 AM
Why should I write an article? Rob Kall has alread... by Vulture on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 12:50:22 PM
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what comes to mind is a large angery crowd, a lamp... by Ancient One on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 1:23:23 PM
Where do you people get this whiny talking point t... by terri Kionka on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 1:43:44 PM
were presented with the TRUTH about what was known... by R. G. Wilson on Monday, Oct 9, 2006 at 6:07:57 PM
"But if he has broken the law, then it is the Hous... by JOpiko on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 3:02:39 AM
After seeing LooseChange it convinces me that BinL... by Dom Jermano on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 8:05:06 AM
LooseChange, who's in that. Richard Pryor and Gene... by sbaker on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 2:57:03 PM
Its a documentary on the truth about 911. Just typ... by Dom Jermano on Wednesday, Oct 11, 2006 at 9:16:13 AM
I enjoyed the article Richard. At least Bush acted... by sbaker on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 9:09:11 AM
Yes, George acts. He acts badly, irrationally and... by PrMaine on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 9:23:16 AM
We have had no more bombings on our Embassies, our... by sbaker on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 9:48:26 AM
there are about 2800 our citizens killed and abou... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 10:10:46 AM
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Bush coerced by lies and deceit the to the world ... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 3:23:55 PM
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the what if case. We killed those people. Do not ... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 6:34:38 PM
You didn't answer the 2 questions.... by sbaker on Tuesday, Oct 10, 2006 at 8:57:34 PM
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