Syria: Gas and Fog (August 26, 2013)
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C1 “There are times when a line in the sand is one side of a box you build around yourself.”
C2 “When you have someone trapped in a corner, you are also in a corner. For centuries, nations have outlawed going to war and then regularly gone to war. For one hundred years, all civilized nations have banned the use of poison gas and very few nations have used poison gas.”
C1 “But what if all the nations decide not to go to war against a nation that or individual who uses poison gas?”
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C1 “I was against attacking Iraq and against attacking Afghanistan and am still against attacking Iran.”
C2 “And you were also against attacking Vietnam at a very young age.”
C1 “I don’t see this proposed attack as in our national interest. Once again, the draft dodgers and neo-cons want to get America involved in another ill-conceived war to serve their individual interests. Let them commit their sons and daughters first.”
C2 “They are beating the drums of war and drowning out the guitars of peace.”
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[See the “e-ssay” titled “The Drums of War (February 20, 2012)”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
We will get fooled again
It is time to draw the line on drawing lines