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To: LavaDog
...but if somebody breaks into your house, you call 911, and the police arrive with guns drawn.

If someone invades your house, you call the cops.

Wrong, Charlie: when someone breaks into/invades your house, it is too late to call 911. You shoot the ba$tard(s), then call in the cops to help clean up the mess and give you advice as to how to prevent a repeat. The same applies internationally: Nations that are threatened by invasion from powerful nations would be infinitely better off being as prepared as possible to inflict the greatest possible price on such a neighbor, and to call the US for aid after the war of self-defense is over to ask for military aid. Which country was better off after a war with a powerful neighbor was over, Belgium (which surrendered to the Germans after a month in 1940) in 1945 or Israel in 1973 (which fought like Hell and defeated the Arabs, albeit with a fair amount of US aid)?

Otherwise a pretty good article, specifically those parts that ridicule/tear down the arguments of the isolationists and the liberal internationalists.

6 posted on 02/13/2004 7:47:20 AM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

Yes, it is long, but it's Kurauthammer.

15 posted on 02/14/2004 6:00:56 PM PST by SJackson (Visit http://www.JewPoint.blogspot.com)
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To: Ancesthntr
Well, both of you are right. In the model Krauthammer proposes, if somebody attacks America, we are ready to respond instantly as necessary. If somebody attacks one of our allies, then they have a choice of calling 911--which is us--or of preparing in reasonable fashion to defend themselves until we arrive. Of course they would be wiser to have some means to defend themselves as well as to call on us.
19 posted on 02/15/2004 11:17:46 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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