> Let me ask you the same question I've been asking others, than. If
> the criteria that the U.S. are using were to be applied to other
> countries in the area, a much better case could be made for
> invading Pakistan. Yet instead the US pours billions into military
> aid for Pakistan. Why the difference?
> I don't know.
> That doesn't seem to stop you from having strong opinions on the
> issue. Or am I misreading you?
Indeed you are. I don't believe I've stated any opinions on this subject
at all. I am interested to hear thoughts on all sides; however, I am
most concerned about the integrity of the arguments.
> When someone sees this difference, is it any wonder that one asks
> whether there's more here than meets the eye?
> You're not the least bit curious?
> the point ... was that Elder Nelson was not making a pointed
> condemnation of the US actions against Iraq, despite yours and
> John's opinion to the contrary.
> That is not my opinion, as I've already shown.
As you've now stated, you mean.
> I don't mind taking heat for what I've said or written, but I get
> my knickers in a knot when I'm taken to task for what someone
> *thinks* I've written.
Having one's meaning mistaken is always a danger, and is usually
irritating, even frustrating. I understand. Nevertheless, you clearly
*were* criticizing the US policy vis-a-vis war with Iraq; and you *did*
say that you "have a difficult time seeing how people can still, with
all due respect, 'not get it' after hearing [Elder Nelson's] talk." I am
curious to know what the antecedent to "it" is in the phrase "not get
it", since you now say it isn't the evils of pursuing a war with Iraq.
Also, you did agree with John, who clearly condemned US actions toward
So if you now claim that you never meant that, I'll believe you, because
I don't think you're a liar (and I rather like you). But I really don't
think you have much cause for knotting your knickers over my taking what
seems to me to be the most obvious interpretation of your very own
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