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  • I think the very thing, that many non-americans don't have is the feel of an apparent danger.

    Yesterday, I read in a German Newspaper that a couple of weeks ago, the Director of the CIA, I think his name was Tenet, said in front of Congress (although unwillingly) that Iraq was not dangerous to the US at the moment.

    Well, then there might still be plenty of reasons to fight a war, but those don't justify a preemptive strike.

    Did this Observer story [observer.co.uk] make it to the American media? Just one more reason why p

    • Whether Iraq is currently a danger to the US is not relevant.

      Whether Iraq actually has prohibited weapons right now is not relevant.

      The UN Security Council has only authorized the use of force twice in its history. First in Korea, second in the Gulf War, 12 years ago. That war ended with the Security Council saying, "Iraq must be disarmed," "Iraq must disarm itself with our help, according to these procedures," and "if these procedures do not work, we will take additional steps."

      We are here 12 years la
      • First person I remember saying that a preemptive strike was out of character for the U.S. was you. But I can't find it in your journal, now. Maybe I dreamed it.

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
        • by pudge (1) on 2003.03.05 13:48 (#17747) Homepage Journal
          I don't recall it, though it is possible. But it wasn't until a little while ago -- perhaps late January -- that I realized, through reading primary documents, that this was all related to the cease-fire agreement of 1991.
          • But it wasn't until a little while ago -- perhaps late January -- that I realized

            I know the feeling. We're all learning as we go. ;) I'm only just barely getting to the point where I can even verbalize my thoughts.

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            J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers