Posted by One way of looking at it... on October 10, 2001 at 13:10:53:
In Reply to: Rule the World posted by Fortycoats on October 10, 2001 at 12:24:34:
I think the Taliban (or their representatives) most certainly agreed with your view when they took the decision to stand up for their beliefs -and blow up the WTC killing thousands of innocent people!
Of course, America is extremely rich and powerful, its people often arrogant (although I think they are slowly learning). If it came to a choice of Ireland being allied to the US or an extremist regime (such as the Taliban), would there be any difficulty choosing? Peaceful solutions are hard to come by and although I cannot condone the bombing of innocent civillians on any side, in this case there appeared to be little option. Certainly America's foreign policies must soon come under serious scrutiny - but change will only happen if the American people want it and put pressure on their politicians. Perhaps the bombing of the WTC may prove to be the turning point...