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"Are we in like Manner to be given up to the Disposal of the East India Company, who have now the Assurance, to step forth in Aid of the Minister, to execute his Plan, of enslaving America? Their Conduct in Asia for some Years past, has given simple Proof, how little they regard the Laws of Nations, the Rights, Liberties or Lives of Men. They have levied War, excited Rebellions, dethroned lawful Princes, and sacrificed Millions for the Sake of Gain. The Revenue of Mighty Kingdoms have centered in their Coffers. And these not being sufficient to glut their Avarice, they have, by the most unparalleled Barbarities, Extortions, and Monopolies, stripped the miserable Inhabitants of their Property, and reduce whole Provinces to Indigence and Ruin. Fifteen hundred Thousands, it is said, perished by Famine in one Year, not because the Earth denied its Fruits; but [because] this Company and their Servants engulfed all the Necessaries of Life, and set them so high at a Rate that the poor could not purchase them. Thus having drained the Sources of the immense Wealth…they now, it seems, cast their Eyes on America, as a new Theatre, whereon to exercise their Talents." -- Rusticus, in "The Alarm", a colonial American "Broadside", 1773.

Friday, May 21, 2004

Polish Want Troops Home

I was just listening to the BBC World Service [15190 kHz Shortwave], and they were saying that according to a nationwide poll in Poland, that the vast majority of Poles want their troops taken out of Iraq "immediately".

They followed up with an American from the right-wing/libertarian CATO Institute saying that it would be best if we do as well, because if we end up fighting a protracted war there, we not only encourage terrorism, but will probably be defeated.

It is rare that I agree with CATO people, but this guy was right on target.

Any fool can see that we will probably be defeated in Iraq. This is because we are fighting a war against an underground military fighting in a partisain guerilla operation that can last indefinitely. Will we have to learn the same lesson that the Soviets did?

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