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[Powderworks] Re: NMOC-Is Saudi Arabia next?

mark guenther moecurlythanu@hotmail.com
Sun, 30 Mar 2003 14:12:50 -0500

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<P>Jacques wrote:<BR><BR>BTW, the talk of invading Saudi Arabia is a bit out there.&nbsp; Won't happen<BR>for any (large) number of reasons.&nbsp; This list seems to be infected with<BR>conspiracy talk that is a bit overboard.&nbsp; "We went to war just to get<BR>Haliburton a rebuilding contract".&nbsp; "We are going to get Saudi Arabia next<BR>because some document named "Pax Americana" says so".&nbsp; No offense folks,<BR>but puh-lease.&nbsp; The chances of some of the things bandied about here<BR>happening are about on the same order as seeing the Cubs win the World<BR>Series.</P>
<P>Don't let it bug you too much Jacques. I watch political talk shows/debate shows on CNN &amp; Fox from time to time, and I can tell you that the Far Left is every bit as whacked out as the Far Right. The answers lie in the sensible Center. Unfortunately, most people (who are moderates, I believe) are too busy with the mundanities of life to become politically involved. This leaves the political discourse to the zealots, who tend to gravitate to the extremes on both ends of the spectrum. </P>
<P>There are valid arguments both for &amp; against the war. I tend to come down on the side opposing the war, but not stridently so, as I think it's a question of judgement. Both sides have their points, and who can say for certain who is right? It's not the course I would have chosen were I running things, but much of the so-called "debate" is nothing more than shouting, slogans, name-calling, conspiracy theories,and knee-jerk reactions (from both sides.) Sad and unfortunate.</P>
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