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  • ...that so few have perished.

    That a terrorist organization creates such a thing as Red Tuesday is predictable, even (perhaps) expected. That's what terrorists do; they wreck things. Big things. They kill people. Lots of people.

    I understand the need for retribution; and I certainly don't want the Taliban in a position where they can do something like this again.

    My fear is overzealousness; I'm sure it is the fear of many others. That in a scant few years, there will be no Afghanistan, and no Afghan


    You are what you think.
    • > Lastly, Davorg (if you've read this far!), I know you won't agree,
      * and I respect that, but I just thought I'd share a quote from
      * James Burnham of the National Review: "You know, it's simply not
      > true that wars never settle anything."

      Or Heinlein, in his book "Starship Troopers": 'Vioence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their liv
  • Perhaps I didn't make my point clearly. America is embracing patriotism just like any other fad and there are merchants feeding off this. I do consider this tasteless. Although it is possible to have all-weather flags, many folks aren't using them.

    Although I wasn't planning on trolling, it appears I did. I hope this improves ad rates. ;-)

    • Perhaps I didn't make my point clearly: for millions of Americans, patriotism is not a fad, and in the American way, supply shall meet demand.