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Subject:  Re: served by criticism Date:  9/17/2001  9:23 PM
Author:  sykeMOL Number:  14435 of 27873

He has approached this tragedy like it's an election campaign, trying to build a political consensus for war. What he doesn't understand is that the consensus is already there, and he needs to use it productively.

Bull***t. Iran and Pakistan are 'allies' only in the sense that they have something we need now. We have to work on them, gain their cooperation -- or threaten it.

If I understood the context correctly, I believe "political concensus" meant a concensus among American people.

Threats and fear are poor motivation tools, and ones with short lifespans.

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