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Because we were all breathless waiting for his thoughts about cluster bombs:
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&ncid=529&e=3&cid=529&u=/ap/20030421/ap_en_mu/paul_mccartney





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    Originally quoted by Paul McCartney
    "It would be great to outlaw these cowardly weapons,"

I'm trying to figure out what's cowardly about trying to take steps to end hostilities as quickly as possible...

(edited by Grimis on 21.4.03 1248)



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I've said it before and I'll say it again: Don't blame the celebrity for speaking his or her views (even when they're not logical), blame the morons who feel their every thought is newsworthy and publish them left and right.

And why exactly does my favorite Beatle worry about cluster bombs being dropped "after a war has ended"?

(edited by Hairy Caray on 21.4.03 1319)



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Since: 28.4.02
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#4 Posted on

    Originally posted by Hairy Caray
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Don't blame the celebrity for speaking his or her views (even when they're not logical), blame the morons who feel their every thought is newsworthy and publish them left and right.

    And why exactly does my favorite Beatle worry about cluster bombs being dropped "after a war has ended"?

    (edited by Hairy Caray on 21.4.03 1319)



It was eight short paragraphs - try actually reading them next time.

LONDON - Paul McCartney (news) is calling for a ban on cluster bombs because of the harm they cause to civilians.

"It would be great to outlaw these cowardly weapons," the former Beatle told British Broadcasting Corp. radio on Monday. "What happens after the war finishes is that it's the civilians mainly women and children who get blown up."

Cluster munitions dropped by U.S. and British aircraft in Iraq (news - web sites) contain hundreds of small "bomblets" which sometimes fail to explode until years later. Anti-landmine campaigners including McCartney's wife, Heather Mills say children are particularly at risk because they can mistake the bomblets for toys.







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    Originally posted by Grimis
      Originally quoted by Paul McCartney
      "It would be great to outlaw these cowardly weapons,"

    I'm trying to figure out what's cowardly about trying to take steps to end hostilities as quickly as possible...

    (edited by Grimis on 21.4.03 1248)



Mines and mine-like weapons are hardly efficient. To get any sort of effective use out of them, you have to saturate an area with them, and then you've got an entire area literally littered with explosives just waiting for some poor sap to find them the hard way because completely cleaning up an old minefield isn't cost-effective.



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