Ilphi, on Jul 21 2004, 01:01 AM, said:
Balls. I love my country, and I'm going to defend her honour. Somehow I doubt that you'd like it if I started tossing around "America invaded Iraq for oil!" rhetoric, or why not "George Bush is a puppet of Haliburton!" Your assertion that it was "British cowardice" that led to the British foreign policy in that region is as ignorant and emotional as either of those sample statements.
Balls....right back at ya.
Thanks for the history recap. You didn't tell me anything that I didn't already know.
I stand by everything I said. Nothing I wrote should be intepreted as painting the issue as just black and white.
If some folks are determined to get "really pissed off" Oh Well.
Did I say anything about it being easy? How about that......hard decisions are HARD.
It's part of the deal when you insist on having an Empire! Come on everyone, it's "poor unappreciated Britain" time. It's hard running an Empire. Boo hoo.
ps - speaking of (modern) ignorance, perhaps you could tell me what state Calgary is in?
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(2) Stayed purple. (3) Bad, bad Trance!
(4) Love and Blowing Things Up continue forever. The universe wins