[lit-ideas] Re: Realpolitik and my Counterfactual

  • From: "John McCreery" <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 11:38:39 +0900

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Phil Enns <phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Lawrence Helm wrote:
>
> "What would our present world have been like if we had supported
> Saddam Hussein prior to the First Gulf War?"
>

Isn't the proper answer here that we did support Saddam Hussein prior to the
First Gulf War and got more than we paid for. The term for this is
"blowback."
John

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