Re: World-Peace-Index

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 09:45:02 MST

Adrian Tymes wrote:
> scerir wrote:
> >
> > The figure is 6,000, despite the Bush-Gore
> > problem.
> >
> Note that it's been going down (towards peace) over the past several
> weeks. I'd actually say it's "despite" Israel's recent flare ups, and
> possibly "because of" the Bush-Gore problem. (Less mandate for the US
> pres. = less ability to try to enforce views on other nations = less
> chance of violent conflicts over same, maybe?)

Clinton was elected with less of the vote, and he's gotten us involved
in more military adventures than Ford, Carter, Reaga, and Bush put
together. A weak president (especially a democratic one) is more likely
to instigate military options to prop up poll ratings (the American
public loves it when some alleged-no-good-bastard is having a bad day
care of the Defense Department). If Bush wins, as it looks like he will,
despite all the games Gore is playing, he will have a Republican
congress backing him.

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