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

From: John Clark (
Date: Mon Nov 19 2001 - 23:42:33 MST

Samantha Atkins <> Wrote:

> As laudable as these things are, we have absolutely no right to
> impose any system of government on Afghanistan or any other country.

Not ever, absolutely no right? Did we have a right to try to impose
a different system of government on Germany in 1941?

> Force is force.

Hmm, let me think about that for minute. Yes, that is correct.

>It would be meaningless for these things to be imposed rather than
>coming from the people themselves.

What the hell does that mean, do you think" the people themselves" chose
the Taleban to come to power, do you think women chose to remain uneducated
and be beaten for failing to ware something that looks like a bio hazard suite?

>What won't happen is that Afghanistan will not become like a little
>US culturally or politically any time soon.

Unfortunately that's probably true.

>I don't think it would be terribly good if it did.

Yet another idiotic statement from Samantha Atkins.

                John K Clark

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