[Vision2020] Donald Rumsfeld-speak

Carl Westberg carlwestberg846@hotmail.com
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 14:22:15 -0800

Without a time machine to take us back to 1991, we have to deal with the 
Iraq situation as it is now.  And this administration is obviously intent on 
invasion.  In Rumsfeld's arrogant logic, "If they find the smoking gun, 
we'll invade.  If they don't find the smoking gun, all the more reason to 
invade."  Why bother with the charade of arms inspectors?  And residents of 
the state next door call Patty Murray a traitor for pointing out the simple 
fact that by and large, the United States is detested in the Middle East.    
                                                             Carl Westberg 

>From: eevans@moscow.com
>To: vision2020@moscow.com
>Subject: RE: [Vision2020] Donald Rumsfeld-speak
>Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 22:32:48 GMT
>Tom Hansen wrote:
> > Greetings Visionaires -
> >
> > Ed Evans stated:
> >
> > "Certainly, it was just plain mean of us to drop our bombs, dust off our
> > hands, and walk away without reestablishing an infrastructure as we have
> > done in the past wars. Maybe this time round we'll be little kinder."
> >
> > Perhaps you didn't grasp what I was eluding to, Mr. Evans.  Realizing 
> > Sadam Hussein openly uses weapons against his own people (unprovoked), 
> > many lives would we have saved if Schwartzkopf had marched on Baghdad as 
> > wanted to?  (not to mention the American lives lost in Saudi Arabia in 
> > for apparently no reason)
>I'm not disagreeing with you on this point.
>Last time we left Iraq in a tight spot with a cripled infrastructure, the 
>government, and sanctions to boot. And between then and now we've been
>effectively seiging the country while feigning compassion for the 
>My hope was that maybe this time we'd do it right. But Sunil Ramalingam 
>made a
>good point in his last post - we have a poor history of doing the right 
>especially in the mideast.
>(A quick web search shows that the sanctions have killed on the order of 
>half a
>-Ed Evans
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