BTW, my message was a private reply to private mail you sent to me; I don't have time at the moment for long discussions on the list.
Robert J. Bradbury [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
>Remember, Saddam had just initiated an *unprovoked*
>attack on a fellow Arab nation
Now exactly how many Arabs outside the ruling cliques do you think shed a tear at Saddam ousting the Western puppet leaders in Kuwait? Most of them probably considered it worth celebrating, not a call to war.
>Israel takes Bagdad out. I don't think any countries,
>including Japan, would raise strong objections in that situation.
>Even if they did, so what? I is extraordinarly unlikely that
>the war would have continued at that point.
Are you crazy? I'm not surprised that the world today is so screwed up if this is what passes for political thought amongst intelligent Americans.