WOULD THE CONFEDERACY HAVE BACKED THE UNITED STATES IN THIS WAR? | 2001-09-14
Yesterday I said that the Confederacy would have joined the United States "unreservedly" in retaliating for the New York bombings (A MAN WITH A MEMORY LOOKS AT THE "AMERICA FIRST" MOVEMENT, below). A reader disagrees, with considerable heat.
She says the Confederacy would not have backed the American Empire, which brought this on itself. She may be right.
She is right to be upset if I am wrong, because I have so little excuse. Whitaker Online warned that if America continued to ignore history, if it kept trying to straighten out the Middle East and the Balkans, it was asking for disaster.
My excuse is that I simply cannot tolerate the idea of foreigners attacking American soil and getting away with it. But my own worries about where this may lead, expressed in September 12's WHAT MAY HAPPEN (below) and in the two articles that follow this one, show that my head might disagree with my heart on this.