[SPORK] Weird definition of "draining the swamp"

Jeff Bone jbone at deepfile.com
Wed Apr 30 14:38:28 PDT 2003

On Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003, at 13:06 US/Central, Russell Turpin wrote:

> Jeff Bone:
>> However, I'm not sure it's true --- I think we could tally up 
>> invasions, excursions, interventions, police actions, illegal arrests 
>> on foreign soil (i.e. international kidnappings), assassinations, 
>> other breaches of international law, and enemy com- and non-com 
>> deaths in various conflicts of us vs. the previous USSR...  and it'd 
>> probably be a pretty close call, if we didn't lose it outright.
> Not even close. The USSR would 'win' hands down. At
> least, if we get to count the numbers of their own
> citizens who were killed.

We're talking about international relations, not internal ones.  If you 
count that, then you need to throw in our Civil War on our tally.  What 


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