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

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 02:30:27 MST

Brian D Williams wrote:
> >From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
> >My personal opinion at this point, for whatever it's worth, is
> >that John Clark has lost the current argument between himself and
> >Samantha, having resorted to ad hominem arguments without
> >provocation.
> And yet ad hominem aside (and yes it belongs aside) it is John who
> has presented correct facts, whereas Samantha's position is a
> mixture of conjecture, anti-Americanism, and urban (global) myth.

It is "anti-Americanism" to point out that we have acted badly
in many instances and many countries? It is a matter of public
record that we have done so if you trouble yourself to look. Or
would you rather simply label me and ignore any facts that might
be unsettling to your current position?

Why do I bother?

- samantha

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