posted on 10/14/2001 6:26:20 AM PDT
To: *Mark Steyn list
posted on 10/14/2001 6:26:51 AM PDT
Very good post. Thanks.
"Take up the white man's burden, the savage wars of peace,
Fill full the mouth of famine, and bid the sickness cease,
And when your goal is nearest, your hope for others sought,
Watch sloth and heathen folly, bring all your works to naught."
posted on 10/14/2001 7:38:25 AM PDT
..dismantle them and rebuild them as functioning members of the civilized world...If neo-colonialism makes you squeamish, give it some wussified Clinto-Blairite name like ''global community outreach.''
Works for me.
posted on 10/14/2001 7:40:51 AM PDT
He's absolutely right. If you look at the places Britain colonized for any substantial amount of time, virtually all of them turned out pretty good.
posted on 10/14/2001 7:42:35 AM PDT
It is a humiliation that one of the richest regimes on Earth is too incompetent, greedy and decadent to provide its own defense that those layabout Saudi princes, faced with Saddam's troops massing on the border, could think of nothing better to do than turn white as their robes and frantically dial Washington.
Gulf war joke: What's the battle song of Saudi Arabia? Onward Christians Soldiers.
posted on 10/14/2001 8:44:16 AM PDT
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