Flypaper Strategy; Evil Killers;"Their" Period

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   Andrew Sullivan's blog mentions this.  Here's the first Google Groups hit,
only about a month ago:

From: <A HREF="">Dana Dare</A> (<A HREF="mailto:iam%40myown.person">iam at myown.person</A>)
Subject: Re: A powerful explosion has rocked the Mariot hotel in Jakarta
Newsgroups: <A HREF="">alt.politics.bush</A>, <A HREF=""></A>, <A HREF=""></A>
Date: 2003-08-07 07:16:06 PST

Freewheeling wrote:> On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 17:29:20 -0700, Dana Dare <
iam at myown.person>> wrote:> > >>Please fill me in on how you believe I've got my hunches
at 180? from  >>what is actually happening.> > > Bill Kristol covers this
topic in a number of articles he wrote with> Kagan and Kaplan.  It may also be in
his most recent book, and he made> the point in a live conversation with
Charlie Rose a few months ago.> It makes sense if you understand the extent to
which Arabs disrespect> weakness.  Recall that UBL used references to Somalia and
the Black> Hawk Down episode in his recruitment speeches, as examples of the
fact> that America is a "paper tiger."  And it is a long standing principle>
in Bedouin strategy that you don't fight unless you are convinced you> have a
chance of victory (and some felt that you don't fight unless> victory is
certain), so Bedouin campaigns were usually a series of> strategic withdrawals until
conditions were favorable for an attack.> Which is precisely what Al Qaeda is
doing at the moment.  All of these> minor attacks around the globe are
designed to cover a strategic> withdrawal.  And they hope that we'll eventually
become complacent and> they can reconstitute.  Which was the same theory that
Hussein was> operating from.  It is folly to show weakness when dealing with an>
Arab military regime of warrior cult of any sort, because it inspires> them to
fight.  There are lots of angry people in the Middle East, but> the current
"guerilla war" in Iraq is extraordinarily anemic in> comparison to most guerilla
campaigns in history.  Plus, if there is> any place where it's to our
advantage to draw these forces into a> fight it's in Iraq.  We're much better off
fighting them there, which> is the logic behind Bush's taunt "Bring it on."  It's
sometimes called> the "flypaper strategy.">


   The NEW YORK POST 11 September 2003 front page headline:

September 11, 2003
Today, New York...
3,016 innocent lives
taken 2 years ago but
Their evil killers

   Evil killers?  Is there a redundancy here?  Can killers ever be nice guys?
   Google has about 3,000 "evil killer" hits.


   This was said on a panty-liner tv commercial.
   Hey!  Use correct English!  It should be:

Who wears white during his or her period?

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