Date: 2003-04-29 11:59:41
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Fatmomma, I would never question your position on these things - we've talked enough to know that your opinion is based on the best intentions.
I would only suggest that before you attack Bush/Sharon with the full force of your considerable intelligence and web-surfing skills :) that you consider:
For Bush, that not only did 9/11 scare the pants off most americans (and frequent travellers to that great nation like me) but it was quickly followed by:
anthrax attacks, the shoe bomber, the beltway sniper. All of which seemed to most of us, as news came along, to be part of this coordinated terrorist activity. Of course, it was not all part of the same problem, but it sure has been a SCARY 1.5 years.
for Sharon: you liked Rabin, but he was assasinated. Regimes like Saddam regularly call for Israel's destruction. Hezbollah does attack from Lebenon. Suicide bombers make you questions every facet of your like, should you go get a coffee? or will that lead to your death? should you get on that bus or will it kill you? should you go to that lecture on post-modern feminism or will you be blown to bits? Again, its pretty SCARY.
I know, WAR will not erase the FEAR. But the world is certainly safer with the Taliban gone and Saddam gone. It will be even safer with Kim Jong-Il gone and Syria's Baathists gone. It will be much safer when every human feels they have the opportunity to live a satisfying life. But oppression will make that impossible.