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Re: The Living and the Dead

On Sun, 15 Sep 1996, jim bell wrote:

> .... 
> How would an AP-type system treat Robert McNamara?  He'd be dead in a 
> second.  To those who say, "What good would this do?" I respond: Anyone in 
Kind of kills the betting pool, doesn't it?


> the American government today who is considering an adventure which MIGHT 
> turn into another Vietnam should be deterred by the knowledge that sometime, 
> in 30 minutes or 30 years, he could be killed for what he did.   Robert 
> McNamara, presumably, did what he did because he thought he'd never be 
> punished.  The best way to deter future governmental abuse is to remind 
> these people that they _will_ be punished.
> Jim Bell
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