The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45310   Message #669539
Posted By: The Pooka
14-Mar-02 - 10:50 PM
Thread Name: NYC St Patrick's Parade Furore
Subject: RE: NYC St Patrick's Parade Furore
Hey, ho, 'way we go. Again.

I think the difference has something to do with whether the terrorist simply retires to private life, in which case he remains suspect; or assumes high public office like Martin McGuinness, Menachim Begin, Yassir Arafat and various others, in which case he becomes a leader of the people.

But of course it also has to do with the Cause. Perhaps the day may come when One Man's Terrorist is Another Man's Terrorist. Until then, the Freedom Fighters we have always with us.