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  1. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 3 days ago

    More than disappointing, terrifying to some. I suspect that’s the underlying cause of much of the generalized angst in America today.

  2. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 7 days ago

    Or as Paul Newman said in Harper, he must be one of those physics.

  3. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 20 days ago

    And as to Bush making the best decision he could with the information available, both he and many in his administration were looking for a pretext to invade Iraq well before 9/11. Immediately after the attacks, Rumsfeld started talking about attacking Iraq even though there was absolutely no data linking Iraq to the attacks. Can you be intellectually honest enough to agree that indicates a predisposition to attack on the part of the administration? For that matter, Iran is a lot closer to having the bomb than Iraq ever was. Are you advocating invasion there?

  4. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 20 days ago

    I agree that Hitler could have been easily defeated in 37, if any nation had the will to do so. But again, Saddam having the bomb at some uncertain future date is not the same as him having the ability to conquer the world. Or do you think they’re the same?

  5. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 20 days ago

    The ability to help terrorists commit havoc isn’t the same as the ability to conquer the world. I stand by my statements – Hitler came close to conquering much of the world. Saddam never had the ability to do that. Do you disagree with either of these positions?

    Not sure of the point of cutting and pasting my entire posts. Is there something in there that contradicts what I’m saying now? You highlight my statement that sometimes understanding helps, sometimes it doesn’t. Again – so what? We don’t know when it will matter and when it won’t. I think that it’s clearly better to try to understand, even if that understanding ultimately doesn’t make any difference, than it is to not have tried when understanding would have made a difference. Again, do you disagree?

    I think one of our responsibilities as citizens is to make ourselves as knowledgeable about local, national and world happenings as time permits, so we can make good choices when we vote. Again, do you disagree?

    Sometimes, DHG, you seem to enjoy arguing a contrary position solely for the sake of arguing. I don’t think you really disagree with anything I wrote, either last week or today. You spent a lot of time trying to qualify it, but if you actually disagreed, I missed it.

  6. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 20 days ago

    “One thing should be certain:
    Uncertainty due to ignorance makes best choices much harder to make.”

    …which is precisely the point that I tried (unsuccessfully) to get you to agree to last week. Why the change of heart?

  7. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 20 days ago

    Very true.

  8. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 20 days ago

    FDR a war criminal? I take it you’re speculating on what people would be saying IF FDR had preemptively attacked. But your FDR – Bush comparison misses an important distinction: Hitler had the will and very nearly the wherewithal to conquer most of the world. Had he defeated Russia and then built the bomb before us (both in the realm of possibility), he would have been hard for the world to beat. Saddam never had the resources, nor the prospects of getting them. Comparing Saddam to Hitler is a very large stretch.

  9. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 20 days ago

    You’re right. Americans regarded Hitler as a European problem only, and were mainly concerned with keeping the U.S. out of the fighting. As late as the fall of 1941 – after Germany’s invasions of Poland and Russia, the air war over England and the fall of France – congress voted to renew the draft by only one vote, 203 to 202. FDR recognized Fascism as a threat to the world in 1939, but couldn’t do or even propose anything overt because of this lack of popular support.

  10. DoctorDan GoComics Pro Member commented on Doonesbury 27 days ago

    I give up. As nearly as I can tell, we agree on my initial point -that even though we can’t expect to know everything, it’s good to strive to understand other peoples’ cultures and concerns (otherwise you wouldn’t try yourself, correct?). Beyond that, I don’t see much along the line of a consistent theme to your historical citations, other than to say that sometimes understanding helps, sometimes things go wrong even if we make an effort to understand. So? We can never know in advance when it will or when it won’t make a difference, but we can certainly know that there will be occasions where a lack of understanding makes things worse. I still haven’t seen an answer to my other question – do you think that a lack of such understanding is ever a positive trait, even if it doesn’t always make a difference? I don’t. You’ve stated your comfort with people not even trying, but do you consider it a good thing? If so, when? And please – we’ll posit that a doctor shouldn’t take time out from surgery to watch CNN.