Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Sun Dec 16 2001 - 02:33:08 MST

Spike Jones wrote:

> Part of the problem is we are fighting memes that were recorded
> on dead trees many centuries ago. These cannot change.

People are not dead trees. They can change.

> For the Taliban to hold the US responsible for the actions of
> the Saudi government, the Israeli government, and Christian
> missionaries, and to express their anger by slaying innocent
> US citizens is the most reprehensible act I can imagine. I do
> not see how we could legitimately negotiate with such people. spike

I did not say negotiate. I said note where we are acting in
ways that are not right and change them. There is a difference.


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