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Original post made on Mar 20, 2008

Our global positioning

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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Mar 20, 2008 at 9:30 am

Dear Dolores,

The Christian Science Monitor, March 20, precisely defined the concerns of a majority of our citizens:

Washington - The Iraq war has been perhaps America's bitterest lesson since Vietnam in the realities of war and geopolitics – profoundly altering ordinary citizens' sense of their country, its essential abilities, and the overall role it plays in the world. Poll after poll shows that Americans are worried about US troops. They're distressed at the war's rising human and financial cost and are fully aware of the globe's rising tide of anti-Americanism. Most of all, they may be confused – unsure of how the United States got here, uncertain about what to do next, and in doubt about how, and when, the conflict will end.


Let encourage more voices to examine our role in global economy, community and humanity.

Hal Bailey
CDSI Research Fellowship
North America and Asia

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Posted by Tim
a resident of Danville
on Mar 20, 2008 at 11:27 am

I can't believe that on the Danville Weekly poll that everyone isn't most concerned about the war in Iraq. What Mr. Baily says is so true. This is worse than Viet Nam. At least we were invited there and when we left the north took over and were able to install a government, even it if was Communist. Now when we leave Iraq - even if it is in one hundred years if McCain gets elected - it will be chaos.