Thursday, November 30, 2006

Not Good Vs. Evil

I think that one reason, at least, that Bush is so hesitant to give up the battle against the civil war moniker is that civils wars are not, in my understanding, battles of civilization vs. barbarism, at least from the perspective of history. There is barbarism inherent in civil war (see, well, all of 'em), but they are battles between groups of people, between "different" civilizations, each with their own fringe and centrist and pacifist and brutal groups.

Bush would no role to play in such a world stage, because he has only one note, and that does not include reconciliation between disagreeing parties that both have a right to exist.

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