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Re: A Question of Royalty
Posted By: wintermute, on host
Date: Friday, October 12, 2001, at 08:25:32
In Reply To: Re: A Question of Royalty posted by Faux Pas on Friday, October 12, 2001, at 08:12:57:

> > > > And besides, anyone who can intimidate the US
> > > >President into declaring war after he's insisted
> > > >that it won't happen deserves a little respect.
> > >
> > > Uh, wait. When did this happen?
> > >
> > > -- Dave
> >
> > 1991. President Bush was dead set against getting involved in the Iraq / Kuwait conflict, until a state visit by Thatcher (who was strongly in favour of both Britain and the US getting involved), when he changed his mind.
> >
> > winter"Or so my sources tell me. Not neccessarily gospel, though"mute
> Having the United States becoming involved in an armed conflict after a visit from a foreign power's representative doesn't imply that America was intimidated into said conflict.

Well, that was the story I heard. And while I've never met Lady Thatcher, her ability to intimidate people is legendary.

And I heard it from a source that I consider authoratative, having been a member of her cabinet at the time.

> Besides, the President of the United States cannot declare a war.

Well, as to that I have no information. Perhaps the version I recounted here is overly simplified or just blatantly false.

> -Faux "now where did I place that logical fallicies thread?" Pas

winter"As to who told me, I suspect that it's covered by the OSA, sorry"mute

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