Re: some U.S. observations and notes

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Dec 23 2001 - 21:34:56 MST

Samantha Atkins <> Wrote:

>the Taliban themselves didn't attack us. [...] Abetting requires
>clear proof.

Let's see, according to you there is proof America wanted Iraq to invade
Kuwait, there is proof America deliberately helped Saddam Hussein make
nerve gas, but there is no proof Bin Laden had anything to do with 911 and
there is no proof the Taliban protected bin laden. Well, I could be wrong
but a word exists that I think pretty well describes that particular variety of
thought processing, however list rules forbid me from saying what it is.

>even then it would be unjust to claim that every member of a group,
> some of whom, allegedly abetted such an action, are all guilty
> of doing so.

if America has really done wrong in this war then logically the best way
to make up for past sins would be to put the Taliban back into power and
make women put a bag back on their head. The logic of your argument
would seem to demand such a policy. Is that your current position and if
not why not? I do not of course expect to get a straight answer to this
question from you.

           John K Clark

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