>From: Samantha Atkins <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Anthrax addendum.
>Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 11:30:04 -0700
>John Clark wrote:
> > Samantha Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > From where I sit the US is quite interested in a war.
> > That's ridiculous, there is no reason America would want any war right
> > now, much less a "major and indefinite" one. Do you think Americans
> > woke up one fine day and thought " You know what I'd really like, I'd
> > rule the poorest country in the world, Afghanistan"? It's not
> > need to look for hidden motives, we are at war because somebody is
> > to kill us and they've already made a very good start.
>Then tell me exactly why we are talking about an indeterminate
>war against an unknown number of targets in an unknown number of
>countries. Such a war should be shouted down immediately. But
>it isn't. Why?
You're serious, aren't you? What planet are you from? It can't be the same
planet that I am from! You see, I come from a planet where the dominant form
of life is homo sapiens, a big-brained primate. Homo sapiens is capable of
logic and abstract reasoning, but emotion and sentiment is the primay form
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