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What nonsense.

I will go back to the engineering as some list members
are asking.
Gary

On 30 Dec 2003 at 9:24, Bill Polhemus wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gary Hodgson & Assoc." <ghodgson(--nospam--at)vaxxine.com>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 6:01 AM
> Subject: RE: Philosophical Differences
> 
> 
> > You miss the point altogether.  We all agree it is
> > good that Saddam is out.  We dislike the way it
> > was achieved.  Back a murderous thug as long as it
> > suits your government (approx 20 years).
> 
> Yeah. The way you lot "backed" Joe Stalin for FIFTY years?
> 
> The fact is that it was in the U.S.' best interests in the 1970s
> through the early 80s to "back" Saddam. That is historically how we
> have influence.
> 
> You are of course ignoring the reason we "backed" him: The Islamic
> "Republic" of Iran, and their delightful shenanigans.
> 
> Democrats on the Left have a long, venerable history of "backing"
> murderous thugs, from Pol Pot to Castro to Ortega to Ho Chi Minh. The
> difference is: When we "back" our thugs, it is for the safety and
> security of the U.S. When YOU do, it is for the furthering of the
> socialist revolution.
> 
> Equivalence doesn't work here.
> 
> 
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