Monday, July 10, 2006

What We Teach The World

I realize that to the rest of the world the winner of the World Cup is important, but I found this story flying under the radar. - Japan debates strikes on N. Korea - Jul 10, 2006: "'If we accept that there is no other option to prevent an attack ... there is the view that attacking the launch base of the guided missiles is within the constitutional right of self-defense. We need to deepen discussion,' said Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe.

Japan's U.S.-drafted constitution, untouched since it was enacted after World War II, foreswears the use of war to settle international disputes, but the government has interpreted that to allow defensive forces. The question is whether such a pre-emptive strike could be defined as self-defense."
Countries want to reinterpret their constitution, so they can make preemtive strikes just like us. Nothing like a failed policy with the ability to inspire.

New century, new war. We are going to kill ourselves before we learn that this is a dumb idea.

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