Trust, War, and Terrorism
Solomon, Norman, The Humanist
In a democracy, leaders must earn and retain the public's trust. No matter how loudly those leaders proclaim their dedication to fighting terrorism, the citizenry must not flinch from examining whether they are trustworthy.
On March 17, 2003, in a major address to the nation, President George W. Bush declared, "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised." On April 10, 2003, in a televised message to the people of Iraq, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said, "We did not want this war. But in refusing to give up his weapons of mass destruction, Saddam gave us no choice but to act." Before and during the war on Iraq, we …
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Publication information: Article title: Trust, War, and Terrorism. Contributors: Solomon, Norman - Author. Magazine title: The Humanist. Volume: 63. Issue: 5 Publication date: September-October 2003. Page number: 34. © 1999 American Humanist Association. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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