Actually, I hacked into the Pentagon foreign policy computer and found that the
US originally planed to invade Kyrgyzstan, but Donald Rumsfeld couldn't spell it,
and George Bush kept calling it "kergystan" so they gave up and picked Iraq.
Easier to pronounce and somewhat easier to spell. Dan Quayle still spells it
Arak, confusing it with a Caribbean liqueur, but they're working with Mr. Quayle.

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> After careful consideration, Gary Smith wrote:
> >We currently have the strength to battle Saddam and keep him from
> >becoming a nuclear power, or peddling that power to the nearest
> >terrorist.
> Unless I miss my guess, he has already peddled plenty to the nearest
> terrorists.  I'll bet there are suitcase nukes in many of our major cities
> even as we speak.  Further, I'll bet they have been there since long before
> 9-11.  We'll see.  I hope I'm wrong.  In this case, being right will be
> little comfort.
> >Russia and China are a little more mature in their attitudes.
> >They don't seem to have the desire to risk a nuclear holocaust with us.
> >However, if a renegade terrorist gets a weapon, just who do we punish?
> Afghanistan and Iraq?
> John W. Redelfs                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> "It may be, for instance, that nothing except the power of
> faith and the authority of the priesthood can save
> individuals and congregations from the atomic holocausts
> that surely shall be."  --Bruce R. McConkie
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> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and
falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
--Michelangelo Buonarroti

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