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Re: Yes it's off topic but who cares right now.
> so, if we did not learn enough following the french into indochina, we > can learn more by following the russians into afghanastan? this does > not seem like a sucess path to me. > the successful part of our culture is about tolerance and learning to > live with folk different than we (for many values of 'we' and > 'different'). Randy, I truly doubt you understand the idea of war and protection of our citizens. The USA is not going to retaliate... It is answering a call of war - one that has been ongoing for many years. Unlike the Russians going into Afghanistan, our even the US going into South Viet Nam (or the French in your example), we have the skill to go up to the street bully, knock him out, knock the dust off our hands and walk away. It is not like it needs to be 20,000 troops driving into that country. Standing back and hoping it will go away because we want to be "peaceful" has NOT proven to work over the last ten years. > resist the cycle of violence and hate. I agree. But this action doesn't need to be attached the words violence and hate. It is better attributed to, enough is enough, and knock the bully out. Truly, that simple. Best regards to you Randy,