• From: Omar Kusturica <omarkusto@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 09:04:46 -0700 (PDT)

--- Ursula Stange <Ursula@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In fairness to Eric, I suspect that most of the rest
> of us are just 
> 'talkers' as well.  Anybody manning the barricades
> with Cindy Sheehan? 

*Most of us here may be talkers, but Al-Zarqawi for
example was not not. Next time Eric wants to assert
his moral superiority, or even equality, to Zarqawi,
he might need to explain the fact that one of them was
prepared to enlist, while the other was not. (Given
that they don't noticably differ in the amount of
scruples or reservations they apply to their political

> I, for one, am happy to hear Eric's viewpoint.  I
> don't watch much 
> American news, so am occasionally lulled into
> thinking that everyone 
> disapproves of Bush and his phony war.  The fact
> that Eric, as 
> intelligent as he is, is so persuaded of the
> rightness of the whole 
> thing, slams me out of my complacency. 

*Eric's viewpoint can be mildly interesting. Listening
to the village idiot can be mildly interesting on a
boring rainy evening, too. If Eric is prepared to take
that role, so be it.


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