That's the problem with political "principals." To me, a principal is a graven-in-bedrock piece of sure knowledge that is unchangeable. Politics has been described as the "art of compromise." When you compromise princiapals, it means you have none.SpecialEd said:And it wasn't just not wanting to provoke the USSR. It's tough to take a side when your in bed with both sides. We sold Iraq their weapons. We trained Bin Laden in Afghanistan. We were buddies with Pineappleface in Panama. We're real cozy with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia where much of the trouble originates.