> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Most Americans say the U.S. should bomb Iraq if it continues to block
> > U.S. citizens from taking part in U.N. arms inspections, and 8 in 10
> > or 84% favor retaliation if Baghdad tries to shoot down U.S. spy
> > planes, an ABC poll said Wednesday.
> Great. Once again, the press tells the public what to believe, and
> then releases a poll confirming that they believe it.
> So, on the one hand, it's pretty clearly important to get monitoring
> back into place, using whatever means are necessary and useful. Even
> I, bleeding heart that I am, wouldn't rule out a military strike if
> that's what it takes --- but bear in mind that the effect of that on
> our relations with other Arab governments would be nasty at best.
Cruise missiles, the ultimate bitch slap.
> On the other hand, the sanctions just don't look useful. Perhaps it's
> time to try something else --- but that would involve the
> U.S. government admitting it made a mistake in dealing with a hostile
> power. Not likely.
I don't think the other Arab's give a rats ass. This is mostly about him
being able to sell oil again. If he re-enters the market he is going to
drive prices down by selling his oil at cut rate prices to get people to
buy. The other oil producing nations aren't in too much of a hurry to see
that. As long as we keep this to ourselves and keep Israel out of it they
don't care if we pop in a few cruise missiles. I predict a Saturday night
strike. (Well Sun morning)
Anyway, that's just my opinion, meant to confuse and disorient...
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