Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 12:08:22 -0500

Author: Rick Tarara

Subject: Re: CHAT WTC discussion.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Nord"

> Rick,
> I'm sorry, I thought that I was clear on that point. But I didn't really
> mention it directly, I see. We need to make them _like_ us.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Get real! We've given billions to
welfare recipients in this country. Do those people 'like' the middle-class
tax-payers who have supported them?
You don't buy friendship and you'll never convince the current generations
of terrorists that they are wrong. Given 50-100 years of a MUCH different
foreign policy you might reduce the number of fanatics (never eliminating
them--we have fundamentally different philosophies/theologies/ethical
frameworks). In the meantime--what?