On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Bob Arctor wrote:
> > What we did: demonstrate the benefits of freedom.
> yes, that freedom is to drop bombs and change their freedom.
> you're too indoctrinated to talk, go there, and see by yourself.
The freedom of the average individual was restricted by the
Taliban. Though I'm aghast at situations where U.S. bombs
went astray (we really need to work on this) I'm surprised
at the relative precision of the operation. I believe the
total non-combatant body-count in Afghanistan is significantly
below the ~3,000 people lost in the WTC attacks.
I personally have traveled and worked in numerous foreign
countries over the last several decades. I *can* compare
personal experiences with "law enforcement" representatives
in Seattle vs. Moscow. There *really* is less freedom in
countries outside of the U.S.
By arguing that the U.S. should not drop bombs, you *are*
arguing that it is proper and just that 28 million people
should have their freedom restricted by a handful of
religious zealots. You are also arguing that people
be brainwashed into believing that 50% of the population
should be constrained to roles that are inherently inferior.
Go ahead -- make your case.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Sat May 11 2002 - 17:44:27 MDT