bad guys

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Mon Dec 4 15:11:57 UTC 2006

OK, I didn't remember that.  But my dislike of the term is that it is so
simplistic, so Manichean--if they're bad, then we must be good, right?

At 09:47 AM 12/4/2006, you wrote:
>"Bad guys" was in frequent use during the unpleasantness in SE Asia.
>See HDAS.
>  In a world where "enemy" is a designation that may be fading from
>popular use, "bad guys" usefully distinguishes such persons from
>friendlier Vietnamese, Iraqis, etc.
>   JL
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