Monday, November 08, 2004

Oh the hypocrisy

Most of the world thinks that the US shouldn't be in Iraq, this includes me. So how about Sudan or Haiti? Who is to decide if intervention is OK? Back in Europe during World War II, may people were very much against going to war with Germany even though there were many reports of atrocities, same thing with Kuwait and Yogoslavia.

I think that the hard liners who are against intervention should take a look back in history and think about what would happen if nobody ever intervened until they were directly threatened. You'd probably be speaking German, Russian or Japanese right now. I'm not saying that it's the right thing to do by any means, but the answer isn't so black and white and Iraq isn't so different from Serbia.

Want an example? How about France and the UN hanging out in the Ivory Coast where nobody there wants them? Same story, different theater except it's Chirac who's doing the intervening.

On a different topic, last night on the way into town I saw another Aurora Borealis. I had always thought that it only happened in August. This is the third time in 2 years, really unbelievable sight especially the first time you see one.

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