reply to post by azchuck
Since you want to be snotty,
I guess you're under the opinion that you have "the right to know".
You have the right to know one guy, Jack. And he left town.
You can thank the press corp for saying that enough times to get people think they have a right "to know".
If you can show it to me in the Bill of Rights, The Dec of Independence or the federalist papers you maybe have a argument. Otherwise you have to
trust your elected officials. Or did you not vote? If you voted for somebody who lost I'm sorry. Maybe next season. It is what is.
Also Americans as a people, for the most part, know nothing of the rest of the world and what other people experience day to day.
However Americans seem to feel they must have an opinion on everything. That's how ideas like this one get started. A bunch of out of context half
truths woven together into a scary story. But it sells. There is money in it, what could be more American?
Finally based on our foreign policy, I'd hate us too. Bin Laden actually is right on many points, but doesn't mean he still doesn't need some Texas
The military implements foreign policy an extension of diplomacy. Just like the Romans, the legions are always busy.
Finally you made the greatest point of all, and I thank you.
You said you don't care about the "good ole days".
Well my friend, if you ever want to understand Iran you have to go back to at least the break up of the Ottoman Empire and the nationalization of
their oil wells and doings of the Eisenhower administration. Many policies still in place.
I'm not dogging you, but posts like your previous one illustrate the short term memory that infects this country. The average American is not a
student of history or world affairs and has an memory/attention span as deep as a birdbath. But rest assured the Iranians remember and pay attention.
They remember the CIA coup.
All this stuff is connected. Read some history. One war leads to the next. Now we're hitting back. Bin Laden stuck back due to historical reasons
which he used to infer what was going to happen. Read what he says he'll tell you, just like he'll tell you the democrats haven't done "anything
I think you're living the past too if you want to throw that knife. This is not the Gulf of Tonkin. And even that can be explained using Heinleinn's
Razor, "never attribute to malice that which can be easily explained by stupidity."
They aren't out to get you, you're not special and they don't care. And if they were out to get you, they'd most likely screw that up (see failed
government initiatives i.e. balanced budget or metric system.)
There's a lot of stupidity in Washington, and it's the only element more common than hydrogen as you proved in your "facts". Which I can debate if
1. I will bold face lie to you. - Because telling the truth is illegal
2. I forget stuff sometimes. - Because telling the truth is illegal
3. I will talk in circles to confuse. - Because telling the truth is illegal
4. I will omit details. - Because telling the truth is illegal
See the pattern?
That being said. I've confirmed nothing.
Maybe everything I've posted has been a lie.
In conclusion, the psychology of this story is the real story. Primitive and ignorant man invented myth to explain that which that he could not
scientifically explain. I guess people never change.
If you want to believe in this myth. That's your choice and right, protected under the 1st amendment which guarantees the right to ideas and to
So don't believe everything you read or hear. And turn off the boob tube it will rot your brain.
P.S. The doctrine of total information warfare is no secret. Did you just miss all the complaining the press did about "embedded reporting" and not
being allowed to wander and spew off what ever they wanted?
[edit on 13-9-2007 by Skeptical0ne]