Iainhol: But what is up with all these peace rallies (I am sure you guys in the US have them too), you show your support then, but now when we are securing it will not happen again, you want to back down and suggest talks!
I´m pretty sure people attend these peace demonstrations for many different reasons; And I even sympathize with many of them (you can beat me up later
I think part of the reasons is that Bush and many others have said quite a few dumb things along the way (among many good ones, though). There´s a lot of fear about blind rage and revenge driving the world into chaos.
I don´t believe that will happen; The actions taken so far and the more recent official statements don´t look too bad, I think.
But much of what many demonstrators request will
be necessary over the coming years. There will have to be a lot of negotiations and diplomacy in addition to all the other measures.
I´ve also had a few discussions with pacifist people through these weeks; And although I disagree with them on quite a few points, I think they´ve got some valid ones as well.
They´re just the other side of the coin, opposite those who don´t think of anything else but "kill, kill!"
Isn´t it great that we´re strong enough to endure different opinions?!
Iainhol: But I had a brain fart!
Without that second post I could just have politely looked the other way...