The only thing that the US could do that would make it "loved and respected
throughout the Arab world" is to nuke Israel into a radioactive desert.
Since that's not going to happen, we have to settle for being feared.
I loved the line in an article I read. It showed that Clinton reputation is
alive and kicking.
It said, New York Post declared, "Bubba gets the chicks."
The other line I heard was, Slick Willie wasn't going to pass up the
oppoertunity to save two asian chicks.
My concern is that this looks an awful like responding to state sponsored
terrorism. And we have always had the policy of not negotiating with
terrorists. Wanna bet that there are some terrorists getting some ideas
Sending "Slick Willie", one of the best to ever play the game on the
world stage, to put a face on this operation, sends a message that
Obama's people are operating at a whole different level than the rest
of the players.
"Speak softly and carry a BIG stick" just took on a whole new meaning,
I'm not sure one would class North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.
Which terrorists are being sponsored?
Certainly NK is in violation of several arms-control regimes, particularly
with respect to Scud-derivitive missile and nuclear technology[*]. But I'm not
of NK sponsoring terrorism, per se.
In anycase, dislike it as we might, KJI _is_ the government of North
Korea and one should always attempt to talk with governments, even
Iran. Dictating to a foreign government has never worked, Cuba has
shown the futility of embargo as a tool for regime change and Bush
Jr. has shown the futility of forced regime change.
[*] Most of which came from AQ Khan and Pakistan, to whom we give
We HAVE tried to talk to NK, from the agreements signed in 1994 by the
Clinton administration to the failed Six Party talks of last year. By my
count, we have had negotiations with NK seven times since 1990. It's obvious
they won't talk.
No, the only thing left is to destroy their ratty government. A good time
would have been when Clinton was in the capitol - all the state's high
ranking factotums were in attendance. A low-yield nuke would have been
Hmm. I don't think your stereotyping is particularly productive (nor
accurate), and if things continue to proceed as they have been, I think
we (the US) will have a credible and capable voice in Riyadh. The guy on
this web page is my xBIL and I have considerable respect for his
abilities (warning - split URL):
There's always Jimmy Carter.
And the journalists aren't free yet (and may never be).
Dianne Feinstein has introduced a bill that would prohibit anyone convicted
in a foreign court of a felony or the crime of domestic violence from owning
a gun in the United States. This prohibition would apply, not only to the
likes of Desmond Tutu, Lech Walensa, and others, but also to these two
Bitter? Yes. And clinging to guns or religiion and expressing an antipathy
to those that are not like them.
But that's normal.
Check out "Jane's Law." Jane's Law states: "The party IN power is arrogant;
the party OUT of power is merely insane."
Oh, we conservatives like kids. It's the progressives that are eating the
Study up on the "Roe Effect."
In 1982, there were 64,553* reported abortions in Florida. It's fair to say
that most of these abortions were not from conservative, pro-lifers. Come
2000, these aborted fetuses would have been voting for the first time. Some,
of course, would have moved away, been incarcerated, or been killed in
gang-related wars. Most would probably not vote, but those that did would
probably follow the inclinations of their parents.
All that said, due to abortions in 1982, there were probably 10,000 votes in
Florida the Democrats did not get.
Bush won Florida by 537 votes.
A nice story but it was actually John Hay, the Sec of State, who made
the 1st remark, and the accurate quote is "This government wants Perdicaris
alive or Raisuli dead." And then Roosevelt backed down, quietly got
France and England to pressure the ruler of Morocco to accept Raisuli's
demands, after which Perdicaris was released. Roosevelt and Hay kept that
part secret at the time, the facts not being made public til about 30 years
There are no stupid questions, but there are lots of stupid answers.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar. org
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