Re: The other side of the story.

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Sat Oct 20 2001 - 02:39:44 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:

> some 7 million
> people might well starve to death if food is not brought in
> before the onset of winter.

As a specific response to this: I am not convinced that enough food to feed seven million
people _could *be*_ brought in before winter, even if it met with the approval of the
Afghans-with-guns on the ground there. Note that if the USA did the bringing, the Taliban
would do their best to destroy it. Solution?

I certainly don't want to get swept up into the You'n'Lorrey maelstrom. Just saying, is all.


PS: We'll see what Bush really means--by what he (and the force under his command) does,
not by what he says. Talking (and to some degree acting) as if you're the baddest mother
in the valley is a time honored component of belligerence, no matter what the side.

My moronic mnemonic for smart behavior: "DICKS" == 
diplomacy, integrity, courage, kindness, skepticism.

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