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Skeptic Lest we forget: USA aggression (106* d) RE: Lest we forget: USA aggression 13 Sep 01


Don,

Your statement: I committed no aggression against a foreign nation. Perhaps the person I elected allowed it to happen in my name

Brought to mind an arguement from another site: that there is some kind of "justification" for attacks against US civilians because of the acts taken in their name by elected officials.

Which led me to this line of thought:

If, the American voter I bears some of the burden of guilt for what my elected representatives allowed to happen in other countries. (in the way of atrocities) and thus the attack had some moral justification, then those who elected Saddam bear the same responsibility for his genocide against the Kurds, invasion of Kuwait and so on.

Therefore, if the attack against American civilians is justified because of their tacit compliancy in various alleged atrocities, the US response against Iraqi civilians is likewise justified.

How nice it would be if logic and sophistry could make the pain, the fear and the sense of lose go away.

BTW, John Dale Johnson, related by blood (and I think stuck with him by an ancient family curse) to Troll, who is my big brother.

Regards

John


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