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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-18-06 09:16 AM
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Lebanon civilian deaths morally not same as terror victims -- Bolton
Lebanon civilian deaths morally not same as terror victims -- Bolton
Mon Jul 17, 4:47 PM ET

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - US Ambassador John Bolton said there was no moral equivalence between the civilian casualties from the Israeli raids in Lebanon and those killed in
Israel from "malicious terrorist acts".

Asked to comment on the deaths in an Israeli air strike of eight Canadian citizens in southern Lebanon Sunday, he said: "it is a matter of great concern to us ...that these civilian deaths are occurring. It's a tragedy."

"I think it would be a mistake to ascribe moral equivalence to civilians who die as the direct result of malicious terrorist acts," he added, while defending as "self-defense" Israel's military action, which has had "the tragic and unfortunate consequence of civilian deaths".

The eight dead Canadians were a Lebanese-Canadian couple, their four children, his mother and an uncle, said relatives in Montreal.

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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-18-06 09:17 AM
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1. in a sane world, he would not be allowed to make such a ludicrous
statement. :-(
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-18-06 09:24 AM
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3. In a sane world this man-walrus wouldn't be in a position fo authority at
..all....

The Chimperor and his gang are insane. Quite literally insane.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-18-06 09:52 AM
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6. I've tried and tried to come up with animals, insects, reptiles that
Edited on Tue Jul-18-06 09:53 AM by higher class
could be used to describe these creatures. I can't. I can't insult the non-human species. Man-walrus is extremely descriptive, but an insult to walruses. It doesn't have to be this way. I wonder if it will ever be this bad again. What did we do to deserve this - not pay attention - ride on the decade old belief that every vote counts?
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-18-06 09:20 AM
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2. Said by a man without morals
Will someone please drop some ping pong balls on this stooge?
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-18-06 09:33 AM
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4. This is the reason we have to take some Senate seats in Nov. Bolton
will be up for the 'confirmation' vote in early 2007...when his appointment by Bush during a break in Congress will be up! Let's get this idiot out of the UN!!
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-18-06 09:50 AM
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5. um . . . dead is dead is dead . . . that is all . . . n/t
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