Re: Chomsky (was: Christopher Hitchens' Column)

From: John Clark (
Date: Sat Oct 06 2001 - 22:55:15 MDT

 Samantha Atkins <> Wrote:

> There was no proof that the plant was manufacturing nerve gas

War is not an American courtroom I don't need proof beyond a reasonable doubt,
more probable than not is good enough for me. Considering the murderous
warlords who run Sudan it seems more probable than not to me that they're more
interested in biological weapons and nerve gas than drugs to heal the sick or plastic
for children's toys.

> We launched missles against the territory and facilities of
> countries we were not at war with.

Nobody formally declares war anymore, it's as out of style as hoop skirts
but if Afghanistan wants to go against the tide and declare war on the USA
that's fine by me. Oh wait, I'm wrong, they've already done that with their
Jihad. Are you suggesting we just roll over and play dead?

>We ultimately did it because we could get away with it

A keen grasp of the obvious. The good thing is we can and well get away
with even more.

> In short we were major international bullies

More of the blame the victim crap. Would you also say the Jews were major
international bullies in the early 1940's when they persecuted the poor peace
loving Nazi's? Most things in life are shades of gray but not this time. On side
represents civilization and construction, the other side represents barbarism and
destruction. One side denies some women the very top jobs in corporations the
other side beats all women unmercifully with canes for daring to show a naked elbow
in public. One side thinks it's a scared duty to fly two civilian airliners into the two largest
civilian office buildings in the world at the very time of maximum occupancy, and one
side does not. The two sides are not comparable Samantha, Chomsky is on the
wrong side and it sounds like you are too.

         John K Clark

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