[lit-ideas] Re: Willie Pete's Role Reversal

  • From: Judy Evans <judithevans1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 00:55:38 +0000

Actually, I meant that Eric seemed to be comparing/contrasting
everybody in the US with a group of terrorists of a particularly
unpleasant kind**.  But perhaps by "us"
he did mean the US administration.  Whichever's right, I agree with
Andreas' claim that Eric's saying "just a little bit better than...",
which is not what the claim's supposed to be.

**terrorists differ

Thursday, November 10, 2005, 12:13:15 AM, Andy Amago wrote:

>> [Original Message]
>> From: Judy Evans <judithevans1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: 11/9/2005 6:01:34 PM
>> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Willie Pete's Role Reversal
>> Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 10:26:47 PM, Eric Yost wrote:
>> EY> And that's without even comparing the 
>> EY> various claims and counterclaims. Guantanamo versus 9/11; Abu 
>> EY> Ghraib versus routine beheading of journalists and innocent 
>> EY> workers, etc.
>> the US (etc.) are supposed to be better than everybody else, not just
>> than groups of known terrorists -- aren't they/we?  Is your claim, in
>> the end, that terrorists are worse than you in that they have
>> committed terrorist acts?  (Wow.)

AA> That's a good point, if I'm interpreting it correcting.  Al Qaeda is not an
AA> arm of any government, while it was the U.S. government who attacked an
AA> uninvolved country.  Likewise it's the U.S. government (CIA, etc.) who does
AA> assassinations such as of Diem and others.  Splitting the world into us
AA> good, you evil is a formula for more and more war.    

AA> Andy

Judy Evans, Cardiff, UK

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