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  •  I have a post farther down about that (4.00)
    I'd suggest that we don't know what the "people in Fallujah" thought, nor what the "people who participated" in this thought they were doing.  And the two are not the same.

    Unlike you, I do believe that the distinction is very important.

    It may be an insignificant difference to you, but you aren't somebody who's life may depend upon knowing the difference.  We here in the US have the luxury of allowing that difference to be "insignificant".  In other contexts it isn't.  Markos post offers but one example of how the privilege we have as citizens of the US works not only to give up material and protective advantages, but also advantages of "knowledge" there's just stuff we never have to think about, so from where we sit, its "insignificant".

    "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself." -- Martin Vanbee

    by a gilas girl on Fri Apr 02, 2004 at 05:43:51 PM PST

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