Essay: We Shoot People, Don't We?

Shoot People, Don't We?

You wouldn't want to be General Manuel Noriega the next time George Bush gets a bead on him. For reasons having more to do with random events and petty frustration than with any rational calculus of relative evil and threat to the nation, the pit-faced Panamanian dictator is now U.S. Public Enemy No. 1. Our top foreign policy goal, for the moment, is to wipe him out. Nothing would add more to the nation's pursuit of happiness. Even those liberal Democrats who would want six months of hearings before responding to a nuclear attack are screaming for blood.

But Bush will...

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