Optimistic Scenario

Owen Byrne owen@permafrost.net
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.
> B

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.