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By WALTER JACOBSON

It’s a political, as well as a military question, whether to send Americans to fight another war, in addition to the two wars they’re already fighting.

It’s a tough question for not only the president, but the Congress.

How would you answer it? Would you send our young men and women to death in Libya?

If I were in charge, say if I were king, would I send Americans to die in Libya? I’m not sure.

One thing I would do for sure if I were king is make it for sure that any politician who votes for war has to send his or her children to fight it.

If the big shots in Washington want war, that’s their decision, but I’d make them pay the price everyone else has to pay.

In other words, there would be no Capitol Hill special treatment or pulling strings to stay out of the war.

If I were king, I’d see to it that politicians put their feet where their mouths are. That way I would know who in Washington is more into making speeches than providing homeland security.

That way, the country would know better whom to send to Washington.

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