RE: Bush's War on Terrorism

From: Vincent Campbell (
Date: Fri Apr 19 2002 - 11:45:37 BST

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    >>>> Can't say I know of a muslim country that would be nice to live
    >> in.>>
    >> I nearly missed this rather nasty little sentence. Beware
    >> generalisations, whoever wrote this.

            <It is not a sweeping generalisation, it is my personal judgement
    based upon
    > my preferences of which you know very little about.>
            It's very evident from the fact that you feel legitimated to make
    this statement based purely on personal judgement is evidence of a sweeping
    generalisation about dozens of nations, and hundreds of millions of people.

            <I just love living where I am. The nastiness resides in your
    > interpretation, not the sentence.>
            Meaning always lies in the interpretation. Maybe you should
    consider how people are likely to interpret your comments before making them
    (indeed, we all should), and then consider whether they're fair comments or

            Yours, with the best of intentions,


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