Tue, 18 Mar 2003 11:01:57 -0400
Bill Stoddard wrote:
>>> With a successful war, all that anti-American sentiment will morph
>>> back into the generic, free-floating background envy/resentment from
>>> whence it came.
>> Sure, people forget. But don't underestimate the amount of hate this
>> campaign is generating. Switch to a more diverse newsfeed.
> Grrrrr.... Even if the "optimistic" scenario plays out, there will be
> a segment of the world populartion that will be unable to admit that
> they were wrong. These people are irrational fools who get their life
> meaning by hating other people. For these folks, hate is the end, not
> the means. In this regard, they're not much different from your run of
> the mill uneducated ignorant racist. Disgusting.
How can anybody outside the US accept, believe or trust an American
after this? They used forged evidence to justify the war, and why should
anyone doubt that they plan to plant evidence in Iraq if they don't find
The current administration has done a great job - they have managed the
fantastic feat of giving Saddam more credibility than they have.
My favorite quote from Bush's speech:
"Over the years, U.N. weapons inspectors have been threatened by Iraqi
officials, electronically bugged and systematically deceived"
Only the US is allowed to spy on and deceive the UN after all - in the
new world order.
> The counter case is that until the U.S. disarms — attitudinally,
> psychologically and temperamentally — better a world doing its best to
> function without it than one trying to keep in step with the Americans
> wherever they march. Today that case is the winning one.