[FoRK] Ugh. "Don't Feed The Terrorists!"

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Mon Mar 15 10:02:30 PST 2004

Bill Stoddard wrote:

> jbone at place.org wrote:
>> On Mar 15, 2004, at 8:25 AM, Owen Byrne wrote:
>>> Actually it is my personal theory that the only way you stop 
>>> terrorists is to give them a seat at the table. Worked in Quebec, 
>>> worked in Ireland. Terrorists have wonderful pure principles 
>>> (Ireland for the Irish! Vive Le Quebec Libre!) and the best way to 
>>> demolish them is to involve them in the political process. Its not 
>>> so easy
>>> to be pure ideologically when you have constituents and their 
>>> opinions to deal with.
>> Better to give them a seat at the table directly than to let their 
>> asymmetric force-projection experiments bear fruit indirectly, agreed.  
> How are you going to vote if there is a large terrorist attack on US 
> soil a few days before the 2004 election?
> Bill
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Don't get to vote - they haven't extended the franchise to Canada yet 
for voting in the US. I am curious about the same thing though. Would 
that help
or hurt Bush?


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