[quote]Originally posted by SYN:
Then why did you even post? My point was to demonstrate what was being said was absurd. Therefore, I made absurd assertions, so that perhaps it would be clear to you. What part of it did you not understand?
Stop being ridiculous, I specifically chose those examples to demonstrate that grossly generalizing was absurd. You fail to understand that, clearly.<hr></blockquote>
I posted because your rediculous post went way over the line and off the page, and landed in a parked car across the street where it poked the drivers eye out. And I beleive I understood that and made it clear by saying "I realize you are trying to make a point".
[quote]They are? IIRC, all Middle-Eastern governments denounced it as acts of barbary, the Saudis, Iranian, Syrians offered their help. Pakistan offered very precious intelligence, man-power and air-space. The only government that supported it was that of Saddam Hussein, and I don't think he's representative of anything.<hr></blockquote>
No, the Muslim nations waited until they were sure that the war was going our way before they tried to help us in any open fashin. And even then all you heard was, That leader will never survive if he helps the US. He ill be thrown from power the next day. Of course once victory was pretty certain some were falling all over themsleves to show how they "helped" us.
[quote]Please point me to where it was pasted across the American nation? I'm specifically denouncing the fact that one shouldn't generalize the action of individuals to that of an entire population, in case you hadn't understood.<hr></blockquote>
One more you are pertending like I caould not possibly understand what you had written? am I just stupid here or what? Please SYN, teach me...
[quote]I didn't hear you saying this to ScottH when he proudly proclaimed "Because their culture is backward and corrupt."
Perhaps you should stop that ever so convenient Manichean black and white view of good vs evil.<hr></blockquote>
You are right, I did not say it to ScottH Because it did not apply. Sorry. He was making a vauge statement that is somewhat backed by facts that he presented and then he did not go on to say how they should be punished for their actions and pronounce that he was to be solely responsible as judge jury and executioner. you however did in your own limited way.
Perhaps you should not worry about my "ever so convenient view" of good and evil. Good is good, and evil is evil. Sorry, don't like it? tough.