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[Powderworks] Re: Powderworks digest, Vol 1 #1009 - 6 msgs

Tom Spencer tr_espen@yahoo.com.au
Sun, 23 Mar 2003 17:22:46 +1100 (EST)

Dear Beth,

My Oz opinion of Colin Powell is that he seems like
the best of a really bad bunch. If it wasn't for him
(and maybe Tony Blair?), the US might have attacked as
early as last year. But, of course, this is all a
guess at what's going on behind the scenes. Wouldn't
have the foggiest as to what he's really like. He
seems to be willing to go and cop the flack for Bush's
policy at things like the 2nd Earth Summit. But then,
he did some pretty bad dancing with the Japanese
Foreign Minister last year at another conference.

If I was a public figure of the Bush posse, I'd find
it very hard to be associated with a group that has
done what the Admin. has done -ripped up the Kyoto
Treaty, the 1972 ABM Treaty, the UN and the post-war
international order -with all of their profound
flaws-, not to mention the threat to drill in the
Arctic, just to name a few.

If it wasn't for Powell, things may have been much
worse. I heard a joke that Saddam Hussein is the man
most hated by the White House, apart from Colin Powell
of course. But I reckon that Powell lends credibility
to the Bush posse, which is bad if you accept as I do
that it is a very nasty group. It's interesting,
however, that the 'Impeach Bush' campaign refers to
Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Ashcroft, but not Powell.

Thanks for asking, Beth. What do you think of Messieur
Powell, and of the Impeach Bush campaign?

Tom Spencer

Beth Cur> ATTACHMENT part 3.3 message/rfc822
> From: "Beth Curran" <bcurran@columbus.rr.com>
> To: "'Tom Spencer'" <tr_espen@yahoo.com.au>,
> <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
> Subject: RE: [Powderworks] Deputy Dawg
> Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2003 20:48:06 -0500
> Yo, Tom, you're forgetting the financial benefits of
> a war or whatever
> the hell this thing is.  There's nothing like a good
> aggressive military
> action against the unqualified to jump start a weak
> economy. Lemme tell
> ya, my retirement account has been scorchin' up the
> charts since this
> thing started.  Quite a moral dilemma for
> bleeding-heart liberal, eh?
> I am curious about one thing, though - what's the Oz
> opinion of Colin
> Powell?  - Beth

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