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jamiebk wrote:One knows within his/her heart what one believes in. So what if you mutter a few insincere words to gain release? Lie about it...what does it matter? Renounce the hell out of it when you get home. People will understand the circumstances and will forgive. It sounds so honorable to die for one's "religion", but I do not see the point to martyring oneself in this case.
I'll have to look over the site when I have more time to spare.
The Rubaiyat is full of excellent quotes, one of my favourite:..............
” My daughter, who goes to Stuyvesant High School only blocks from the World Trade Center, thinks we should fly an American flag out our window. Definitely not, I say: The flag stands for jingoism and vengeance and war.”
“A friend has taken to wearing her rusty old women's Pentagon Action buttons--at least they have a picture of the globe on them. The globe, not the flag, is the symbol that's wanted now. “
By comparing U.S. foreign policy with World War II and the Cold War, Rumsfeld sought to portray skeptics of Bush's foreign policy as being on the wrong side of history. Rumsfeld again ridiculed U.S. officials who, before World War II, wished to negotiate with Adolf Hitler.
"I recount that history because, once again, we face similar challenges in efforts to confront the rising threat of a new type of fascism," Rumsfeld said. "But some seem not to have learned history's lessons."
He continued: "Can we truly afford to believe that, somehow or some way, vicious extremists could be appeased?"
His use of the word "appease" was particularly notable, clearly tying administration critics to the failed efforts of the pre-Churchill British government to mollify Hitler.
What was that quote about the first to refer to Hitler et al, Haggis?
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.”
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