World Trade crash...

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Wed Sep 12 17:20:11 2001

> On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Sellam Ismail wrote:
> What are the three strongest aspects of the United States?
> 1) Our economy

  Ok... but we don't know how much this fight will affect the economy.

> 2) Our military

     We may have the weapons -- but if the economic impact is too great
         the funding may drop out quickly. I was hoping for a more
         effective speach last night to rally us to stand behind our
         free and open society and to keep us fighting to increase liberty
         in the world rather than reduce it.

         I'd like to see the evidence brought to a court and a trial of the
         guilty party before we rush off to extract retribution. This is
         a strength of the system and country. Lockerbee took a long time
         to get resolved -- the leader of my college alumni service went
         down on that plane and the story was covered heavily in the alumni

> 3) Our leadership

  Maybe, but without the resolve of the public that doesn't seem too
  strong. Remember the '60's and '70's. When the casualty count
  goes up and the public can't see the reason for the fight this one
  drops in effectiveness.

> I think it's important to remember not to jump to conclusions without
> facts.

  Very true. And spin from both sides is not facts.


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