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Steve in Idaho BS: On Renewing the 'Patriot' Act (28) RE: BS: On Renewing the 'Patriot' Act 20 Apr 04

I don't know Amos - it's not the same kind of world that produced Normandy. We've been in lots of "undeclared" wars over the years. Even back into the Barbary Pirate wars of Tripoli fame. And America had comissioned ships in the 1700-1800s as privateers, basically pirates, to raid and pilage the English, French, and Spanish during our conquest of the continent.

And the Indian Wars were not declared. A lot of history that ends up in semantical debate. I still don't agree with our current conflagration in Iraq. The other side of me worries that if we don't stay the course and hand the country over to some form of government we'll end up being targeted even worse from those who would perceive that as weakness.

Just my .01 worth


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