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

From: Andrew Clough (
Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 10:40:36 MST

At 02:14 PM 11/22/2001 -0500, you wrote:

>You needn't stretch to find worse US parallels. Dresden, Hiroshima,
>and Nagasaki were all straight-up terrorist acts - trying to force
>action onto governments/societies by killing civilians in areas of
>minimal military importance.

Not to be a nitpicker, but Dresden was actually destroyed by British
bombers, not American ones. In the European theater, we were actually
pretty good about targeting specific military or industrial targets, rather
than bombing indiscriminantly. Of course, we did end up fire bombing many
Japanese cities.

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