Saturday December 19, 2009
Book 11: Massively Parallel — Part III: Credomar Command


LOTA: Commander, a detailed look at history shows that every weapon advance, no matter how horrible, is inevitably followed by a situation in which that weapon must be employed.

KEVYN: Logical fallacy, Lota.  Correlation does not equal causality.

LOTA: Perhaps.  But the U.N.S. wanted control of Credomar.  There exists a very slight, but still non-zero chance that they would have declared an emergency, claimed the weapon, and fired it without evacuating the citizens first.

KEVYN: That does not make any of this okay.

LOTA: Lota chose the lesser of two evils.  It is in Lota's job description as Monarch.