Sethra on Iraq

David Dyer-Bennet dd-b at dd-b.net
Fri Jan 31 15:23:27 PST 2003

"Ruhlen, Rachel Louise (UMC-Student)" <RuhlenR at missouri.edu> writes:

> I can't believe no one has started this topic yet, and as much as I hate
> to do it I can't let it go any further. Doesn't anyone see
> anything...well, ironic in comparing Sethra Lavode's lessons on war to
> our current political situation? Remember the bit about "It's not the
> aggressor who starts the war, it's the defender"? Yeah. I agree with
> Vlad, I couldn't quite see that either.

Oh, I dunno.  It's like how it requires two (or more) participants to
have a fight.  However, a bully can pound you into a pulp without your
having to do anything at all.  So apparently it's the act of
*defending* yourself that makes it a fight.  
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