I keep coming back to one, and only one answer. Good paying &
significant jobs for the young males. Maybe Cosmo subscriptions for the
young women. But get these folks interested in other things that don;t
lead to violence. Maybe boats, fishing, and water skiing? But get them
interested and involved.
Buck Calabro wrote:
> Gerald Magnuson wrote:
>> This sounds sad but...
>> I think the only way to get them to stop killing each other, is to have
>> someone else for them to kill...
>> And the Persians are more than happy to give them weapons to kill each
>> other with.
> I quite agree with you Gerald, on all points. Maybe I misunderstood
> the turn the thread took. Isn't the administration's argument that
> Iraq will get worse -- a LOT worse -- if we leave now?
> We (Americans, Westerners in general) have been arguing that the US
> started the chaos over there and now it's our duty to see it to its
> conclusion (If you're going through hell, keep going - Winston
> Churchill.) What if that's not what happened?
> What if the people over there, the individual tribes (what else to
> call them?) have always hated each other? What if Saddam maintained a
> temporary lull in their generational internecine combat by brutally
> repressing them? And now that Saddam is gone they are free to resume
> their natural habits?
> If one considers this hypothesis for a moment or two, it becomes
> difficult to reconcile the concepts of self-determination vs genocide,
> democracy vs dictatorship, oil flowing (even now, it does) vs cut off
> and whether the US _ought_ to be the arbiter of moral justice in the
> No easy answers, it seems to me. Which is why I have this
> uncontrollable adverse reaction to sound bite definitions of the
> problem and the solution.
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