Thursday 26 September 2002 12.15am
Yes Nick I come down on the against war side too, but how else can we keep oil prices down except by controling Iraq ? Think how quickly things went pear shaped during the fuel protest.
I guess that the US has tried buying out Saddam and he refused since
1 He already has the best kind of telly he can get
2 He is power mad and actually wants to run his own country
The problem as my friend explained it tonight is that Saddam is choosing hegemony over survival whereas the Americans are doing the same but winning.
I also come down on the anti killing of civilians side of this debate but in military terms my opinion does not really matter. Civilians get killed all the time and even in a peaceful society human life has a limited value.
During the current Afghan war someone asked
Q why an Afghan life was worth less than an American life ?
Well I think you can can give a answer to that
A Because America has a higher GDP and better weapons technology
Okay can you agree to this agenda ?
stop the war
develop a way to neutralise all weapons of mass destruction
stop sponsoring the arts and put the funds into foreign aid
help people distinguish between bad hunting by Posh people and good hunting by the the Aborigine people or the Inuit Whale.........oh dear
this post has gone completley wrong
what was this discussion about ?
All the best