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GeorgeH BS: Missile hits bull's-eye! (88* d) RE: BS: Missile hits bull's-eye! 18 Jul 01

The US Government has probably caused more unnecssaray and avoidable deaths than any "tyrant" regime currently on its hate list.

That statement is not in any way "anti-Yank" - it's anti US Government, and more generally anti the mindset which puts self interest above a respect for the dignity and rights of each and every human being, regardless of where they happen to be domiciled. It's equally anti the current (New Labour) and immediate past (Conservative) UK governments.

And I'm sorry, Bill D, but on balance I'd say the US uses her power unreasonably more often than reasonably. Its criteria for the use of the power are not "reasonableness" or "justice" but (perceived) self-interest and whether they can get away with it without causing opposition at home. Here in the UK we have much less power, but its use is at least equally unreasonable. (I wrote this thinking of military power, but it's even more true of commercial power.)


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