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That Bono character is fighting every good cause, from the cancellation of third-world debt to the seperation of army and government.

Ok seriously, very interesting stuff here Migeru.

I'd dismiss that lieutenant-general on the spot, with a demotion going along with his retirement.

As for Catalonia, frankly, in the 21st century, no civilized country is going to even consider stopping a region from proclaimining independence (which this isn't even about). It's just not even possible - the backlash from the media, from the world, would be so immense. Besides no soldier would want to shoot. So considering that this would be the case for independence, militarily stopping a region from being more autonomous just doesn't cut it at all.

by Alex in Toulouse on Sun Jan 8th, 2006 at 06:37:12 AM EST

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