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Amen, Christopher
Gary

On 2 Nov 2004 at 13:30, Christopher Wright wrote:

> 
> On Nov 2, 2004, at 11:33 AM, Jen Wadsworth wrote:
> 
> > Just curious - what should GW have done with his "rare opportunity
> > to bring us all together in a common cause" ?? I thought the country
> > was in unison in wanting some revenge after 9/11.
> We all wanted revenge--even bleeding heart liberals like me, but
> revenge doesn't accomplish anything. So here's a what-if idea for
> election day, when not a lot of real work will get done anyway.
> 
> Given the global outpouring of sympathy that week, I'd bet that 9/11
> could have motivated a truly world-wide 'war' against terror, with the
> first 'battle' to be settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:
> security for Israel and a viable Palestinian state. That would go a
> long way toward cutting a great many terrorist organizations off at
> the knees. I really think that the UN with the financial, diplomatic
> and military backing of every member nation, could have done it. (The
> alternative is that it can't ever be done, and the conflict will last
> forever, which effectively makes humankind an evolutionary dead end.)
> 
> As a joint task a real leader could have gotten work started on an
> international effort to isolate terrorists by keeping track of them,
> sharing information, and rendering terrorists visible. It would have
> meant eating some crow by taking on all terrorists: the IRA, the Tamil
> Tigers, whatever the Phillipine Huks now call themselves, God knows
> how many African 'militia' gangs and the Columbian drug mob, and it
> would be a huge job by itself, let alone overcoming the notion that
> our pet murderers are freedom fighters and an internal matter, while
> yours are terrorists and a worldwide concern.
> 
> It would be a huge job, that probably would never actually be
> finished, but with the WTC ruins as background, it could have been at
> least given a start. I daresay TR or cousin Franklin were the only
> presidents ever with the cachet, vision, brains and drive to bring it
> off. If Dub had even given the notion as much as a lick and a promise,
> a real international war against terrorism wouldn't be as dead as
> disco.
> 
> Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
> chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com    | this distance" (last words of Gen.
> ...................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)
> http://www.skypoint.com/~chrisw/
> 
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