To: annalex; ouroboros
This is fine in theory, but written as it is, in the middle of the War on Terror becomes demagoguery.
A War on Terror is a demagog definition of war.
That is because what is currently termed "rogue nation" has a precise connotation: a nation that would assist terrorists is a rogue nation;
We assisted and trained the Taliban and Bin Laden not to mention the KLA.
a nation could be as unamerican as a fig pie, if it cooperates with us, it is a legitimate nation.
What a ridiculous assertion. You should be ashamed of yourself. Think about your statements I quoted and apply them to other points of view.
I don't like the term "war on terror" myself, but I am not in a position to give it a different name. Whether we traned some of the thugs that now pester us is not very relevant. We trained the mujaheddeen for a concrete and legitimate purpose to facilitate their fighting the USSR. We owe them nothing and they have not earned a right to murder our civilians. As to the unamerican nations' ability to behave themselves and consequently not be characterized as "rogue nations", contrary to Sobran's assertions, I just don't understand what your trepidation is, exactly.
posted on 10/30/2001 6:37:07 PM PST
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson