[SPORK] Weird definition of "draining the swamp"

Jeff Bone jbone at deepfile.com
Wed Apr 30 14:38:28 PDT 2003


On Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003, at 13:06 US/Central, Russell Turpin wrote:

> Jeff Bone:
>> However, I'm not sure it's true --- I think we could tally up 
>> invasions, excursions, interventions, police actions, illegal arrests 
>> on foreign soil (i.e. international kidnappings), assassinations, 
>> other breaches of international law, and enemy com- and non-com 
>> deaths in various conflicts of us vs. the previous USSR...  and it'd 
>> probably be a pretty close call, if we didn't lose it outright.
>
> Not even close. The USSR would 'win' hands down. At
> least, if we get to count the numbers of their own
> citizens who were killed.

We're talking about international relations, not internal ones.  If you 
count that, then you need to throw in our Civil War on our tally.  What 
then?

jb



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