Re: If we do get Afghanistan, what shall we do with it?

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Sat Nov 24 2001 - 20:04:33 MST

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> But the action wasn't against the aggressor or even the aggressor's
> assets. It was taken against tens of thousands of basically
> innocent people who just happened to live in the wrong city.

You don't consider major cities as national assets?
How quaint.

> Yes, the idea was that the horrible deaths of thousands of
> innocents would force the government of those people to surrender
> - exactly what the WTC bombers were trying to do, just on a
> larger scale.

Oh, really? ...and just who was the USA supposed to surrender to?
A funny-looking tall man who hides in caves?
How gauche.

> Are you saying terrorism is OK if it works?
> Or if it's done in a "good cause"?

If it ends a World War, as the bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki did, it ain't
that bad.
...are you saying that you oppose good causes?
How lame.

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