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WharfRat
03-07-2003, 10:45 PM
Another one from George Will, can you tell I really like this guy?



Conrad Black, a British citizen and member of the House of Lords who is a proprietor of many newspapers, including the Telegraph of London and the Sun-Times of Chicago. In a recent London speech to the Centre for Policy Studies, he noted that the United States, far from being the "trigger-happy, hip-shooting country" of European caricature, scarcely responded to the killing of dozens of U.S. servicemen at the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia and on the USS Cole in Yemen. "And when two of its embassies in Africa were virtually destroyed, President Clinton's response consisted of rearranging some rocks in Afghanistan and blowing the roof off a Sudanese aspirin factory in the middle of the night."


Yet it is presumably to counter America's insatiable appetite for using its military that the idea has arisen that America should submit to plans to "collegialize" its power. The idea is that any use, even after successive acts of war against America, requires the permission of France, Russia and China, which have not sought U.N. blessings for their respective military interventions to discipline Ivory Coast, to grind the Chechens into submission and to suffocate Tibet.


Black says that three of the greatest strategic errors of modern times -- Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare in 1917, Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor and the Soviet refusal of postwar U.S. aid in exchange for liberality in Eastern Europe -- involved underestimating the dangers of provoking America. Khalid Sheik Mohammed, one of the authors of the fourth great error, the Sept. 11 attacks, may have belatedly understood that danger when, before dawn Saturday, he stood in his underwear, facing the drawn guns of the men who told him America would like to ask him some questions.

Full article (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37579-2003Mar3.html)

Chauncey
03-08-2003, 12:05 AM
We threw Conrad Black out of Canada. Look it up.

He's just pissed ever since Chretien blocked his knighthood.

WharfRat
03-08-2003, 12:22 AM
Originally posted by Chauncey
We threw Conrad Black out of Canada. Look it up.

He's just pissed ever since Chretien blocked his knighthood.
...Ok..and that has what to do with his view of the US?

Chauncey
03-08-2003, 12:38 AM
We threw him out because of his extreme conservatism.

WharfRat
03-08-2003, 08:50 AM
must be horrible to live in a place that can run you out because of your political views.....

Chauncey
03-08-2003, 01:39 PM
He took his money & ran...We're a better place for it.