How? Would they have built 30 million junks and sailed across the oceans? All that we really needed to do was to destroy the bridges and keep them out of commission, and we would have been OK. As always, dictators only threaten when it is to their advantage, and seldom if ever our of pure ideological reasoning.
But it doesn't really matter, does it? Macarthur was right in his opinion, and wrong in his disobedience. Jon ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marc A. Schindler" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 11:20 AM Subject: Re: [ZION] Truman (was Taliban in pakistan) Except that the war wasn't being waged under the US Constitution, and as Gary has pointed out, if the UN had pushed too hard or threatened to use nuclear weapons, all of Red China would have been down our throats. "John W. Redelfs" wrote: > After much pondering, Gary Smith favored us with: > >We can attack individuals for the choices they made through hindsight, or > >we can realize that such decisions are complicated. Chaos theory states > >that a butterfly flapping its wings today in China can cause storms in > >America in two weeks. Do we condemn Truman for limiting the Korean war, > >yet then you condemn George W Bush for seeking to extend the war on > >terrorism to Iraq? Just where is the consistency? > > Truman asked MacArthur to lose a war. Truman should have been hanged for > high treason against the Constitution. --JWR > > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // > /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// > /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// > //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// / > -- Marc A. Schindler Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland "Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on" - Winston Churchill Note: This communication represents the informal personal views of the author solely; its contents do not necessarily reflect those of the author's employer, nor those of any organization with which the author may be associated. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// / ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================