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The article" Between Football and War" by Robert Scheer, Groups{not capitalized} all Americans as unconcerned self absorbed{hyphenated} people that are more interested in sports than world politics. This is not the case with Groups{not capitalized} of people protesting the war in Iraq, Supporting{not capitalized} the war {,}and Many{not capitalized} families that have loved ones that will not becoming home. Scheer only presents his point of view and leaves out many truths and facts that would disprove his point of view.

Ever since that Terrible day on September 11th 2001, many people of this great land watched in disbelief and horror as our country suffered a devastating attack on its people. We all can recall those events and our reaction to them. Through out{one word} the country a cry for retaliation went out and patriotism rose to heights never before seen. There were many people who were and still are{this is an appositive Ð'- it interrupts and needs to be set off by commas} against the war in Iraq. Groups such as United for Peace and Justice, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, National Organization for Women, Friends of the Earth, US Labor Against the War, Climate Crisis Coalition, People's Hurricane Relief Fund, National Youth and Student Peace Coalition and Veterans For Peace.{fragment} All are against the war in Iraq and want our troops to come home before more people die.{combine this sentence with the one before} They also want President Bush to justify all the time our country has spent fighting against a people that supported those Terrorists and not those who committed the attack. Scheer poses "like a character in Alice's Wonderland, the president insists facts that challenge the administration's position don't matter. That U.N. inspectors have found

nothing alarming during uninhibited visits to more than 200 suspected Iraqi weapons sites is simply spun by the White House as another example of Iraq lying. Never mind that polls show the majority of Americans want proof that Iraq has weapons that actually threaten us before they will support war. Once the troops land, patriotism will trump our common sense."(Scheer).{this is a long quote and needs to be formatted differently Ð'- I will put an example at the end} Illegal wire tapping and other violations of the basic rights protected by our bill of rights are hidden behind the disguise of protecting our nation from attack that may come from within the country it self{one word}. We as a people understand what they are trying to do but do not understand how they try and go about it. Many us{capitalized} troops have died not only to avenge our country but also to keep it safe from these terrorists groups bent on inflicting harm on people who they dislike or They feel has{plural Ð'- have} offended them in some way. These people who protest the war just want their lives back not to{;they do not want to} have to worry about whether or not they will be killed if they fly in a plane or if they will be suspected of conspiring with terrorists. America's empire is not like empires of times past, built on colonies, conquest and the white man's burden. We are no longer in the era of the United Fruit Company, when American corporations needed the Marines to secure their investments overseas. The 21st century is a new invention in the annals of political science, a global supremacy whose grace notes are free markets, human rights and democracy, enforced by the most awesome military power the world has ever known. It is the imperialism of a people who remember that their country secured its independence by revolt against an empire, and who like to think of themselves as the friend of freedom everywhere. It is an empire without consciousness of itself as such, constantly shocked that its good intentions arouse resentment abroad. But that does not make it any less of an empire. Yet it remains a fact, as disagreeable to those left wingers who regard American imperialism as the root of all evil as it is to the right-

wing isolationists, who believe that the world beyond our shores is none of our business, that there are many peoples who owe their freedom to an exercise of American military power. {this is unclear Ð'- it sounds like a comparison, just make it clearer}It's{contractions are not used on formal papers}not just the Japanese and the Germans,{take out} who became democrats under the watchful eye of Generals MacArthur and Clay. There are the Bosnians, whose nation survived because American air power and diplomacy forced an end to a war the Europeans couldn't stop. There are the Kosovars, who would still be imprisoned in Serbia if not for Gen. Wesley Clark and the Air Force. The list of people whose freedom depends on American air and ground power also includes the Afghans and, most inconveniently of all, the Iraqis. International human rights groups, like Amnesty International, are dismayed at the way both the British government of Tony Blair and the Bush administration are citing the human rights abuses of Saddam to defend the idea of regime change. Certainly the British and the American governments maintained a complicit and dishonorable silence when Saddam gassed the Kurds in 1988. Yet now that the two governments are taking decisive action, human rights groups seem more outraged by the prospect of action than they are by the abuses they once denounced. The fact that states are both late and hypocritical in their adoption of human rights does not deprive them of the right to use force to defend them.

Scheer asks" Is the United States ready to be fully responsible



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