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Re: Marshall Plan?
>Japan a success story?
Second largest economy in the world.
More or less representative government.
Yes, a success story.
> Occupy a country ( Japan) after dropping Atom Bombs
>on it. Then fight a war in the country (Korea) that was occupied by the
>country you have occupied. After 55 years still occupy a large portion of
>the first country after losing a war in the second country.
Nothing's perfect. One hopes we've learned by experience which parts
to do better.
>The terrible and tragic events in New York have caused a rush to judgement.
>We stand, as Europeans firmly with the US against terror. But, and a big
>but, the case must and should be proven before we take action. To talk
>about what is to be done after the War we must first identify who we should
>fight. Any thing short of that is vengeance.
Thinking about how to prevent future terrorism is vengeance?
I'd call that hyperbole.
Or maybe you meant that fighting a war without knowing for sure whom
we should fight would be vengeance. If so, I agree.
Speaking of hyperbole, Pres. Bush used a word he would have done well
to avoid: crusade.
I suspect the members of this list know why that word never should have
been said by a non-Muslim leader talking about a war against anything
in Muslim lands.
John S. Quarterman <email@example.com>
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