[Oeva-list] Are you a fan or a fanatic?

Alan Batie alan at batie.org
Sat Apr 23 18:19:37 PDT 2011

On 4/23/11 6:14 PM, Steve's Account wrote:

> We got into and out of Kuwait in hours. Colin Powell wasn't after empire,
> and he planned a way in and a way out.

To be fair, we were defending the existing government, it's a lot easier
to leave when you've got someone to hand it to and haven't destroyed the
only functional government.

> No... I was acutally thinking of all the dams on the various rivers
> like the Columbia, the Snake and the Colorado, all the money spent on
> the TVA and the thousands of miles of power lines in the Rural 
> Electrification Projects that brought power to places that could never
> justify service based on demand.

I suspect those have actually long since paid themselves back...

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