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August 11, 2005

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Ninja R

A progressive conservative? Talk about juxtaposition...

Anyway...saying that "hawks" should have served time in the military is not only a dishonest argument, but extremely naive. Representative democracy necessarily means that millions of us vote on issues with which we have had little practical experience. The "hawk" argument -- which states that if you haven't served in the military, you can't have an opinion on foreign policy -- explicitly rejects basic principles of representative democracy.

I mean...it IS a volunteer military, you know...but not if Charles Rangel (D-NY) has anything to say about it with his second proposed draft bill.

Peter M. Olsen

I am wondering if Hap Arnold is ficticious. I e-mailed him once and got no reply. Now I am writing my 2 cents. Whatever Cindy's motives are, I give her credit to stand up and be heard. I think all those father's and mother's who are for this senseless war against the insurgency (please look up the definition in Websters), should send their own children into harms way. This includes George's two!
Not one of the 'hawks' in Washington has any military record behind them, let alone combat experience. They have no clue! You compare WWII to today. What a joke! Then we knew the enemy and we knew what had to be done. Not today! No democracy can be introduced into a society that doesn't even know what the word means. I served my country for five years, two months, eight days active duty. Luckily I didn't have to go into combat. Luckily for me, I consider myself still somewhat normal. Luckily for me, I hate and despise anything and everything that has any semblance of 'Peter Principle', and because so much depends on this principle in our society, I am glad I am 67 and almost out of it. Read me and you will see what I mean. Search -"A Nobody is Somebody".
If you care to know, I am a progressive conservative. We are truly a minority almost like us Norwegians. God bless America and return our boys and girls from over there. This is truly the beginning of WWIII which will continue long after I am gone. It is the war of 'avarice' against 'hope'.

Windaria

Absolute hogwash, this isn't a tough call at all. The lady said one thing after meeting with the president, and another thing later. As a result it is 100% a fact that she is a LIAR. Either she lied immediately afterward, at which point we would have to believe the President acts like a drunken party boy at funerals, which is ludacrus, or she is lying now, which is more likely. In either case she is using her son's corpse as her springboard to fame.

No, not a tough call at all. And no one is making her the focal point, she did that just fine on her own. And she is NOT mourning his passing. Seriously, what soldier do you know who would have liked this? I can't think of one, and there is no mourning anymore, it is just pure hate.

Ninja R

Sheehan's "protest" is easy to see through by her dealings with the groups in which she deals. Michael Moore's got her on his web site now, if that tells you anything.

Still...one of the online news sections I check out asked, "Should Bush sit with her?" Well, he's already done so -- to her satisfaction, even:
"I now know he's sincere about wanting freedom for the Iraqis. I know he's sorry and feels some pain for our loss. And I know he's a man of faith." She also talked about how her life briefly returned to normal: "That was the gift the president gave us, the gift of happiness, of being together."
BUT! One year later:
"Every time we tried to talk about Casey and how much we missed him, he would change the subject. And he acted like it was a party."
Amazing turn of events, don't you think? I heard this woman on Air America driving into Fort Worth last month.
People act as if those who have had loved ones die are immune from criticism -- most likely for fear of appearing *too harsh*. I say screw that (and some other colorful words). Like I asked on my own forum, "At what point does one's 'get out of criticism' card expire?"

Wars do not become immoral on the basis of one's grief. Had a mother complained about WW II deaths, I doubt Roosevelt would have packed it in. Simply, Sheehan and her grief have been hijacked by the national Left who would rather see defeat in Iraq.

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