The Big Empty: Dialogues on Politics, Sex, God, Boxing, Morality, Myth, Poker, and Bad Conscience in America - Part One, Pages 87 through 111 Summary & Analysis

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Part One, Pages 87 through 111 Summary and Analysis

What Took Us into Iraq?

John comments that Americans are catching on that Saddam posed no real threat to America. The war was waged at great political cost to the Republicans. Why did they do it? It had to be more than oil. How could the Christian president justify the deaths of all the innocents who perished in the war? Norman answered that the Bushies loved selling the idea of spreading democracy and figured on the stupidity of the American people. They were experienced and smart enough to know that they would encounter trouble. But they knew they could weather the storm. Bush couldn't handle it but Cheney, Rumsfeld and the others could. These men have a diabolical capacity to live with a bad conscience. In 2001, the country was going down hill and they needed...

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