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    but I'm also informed by my experiences, Captain...

    Many a man or woman who as gone to war and seen the true nature of it has come to denounce it as a tool of foreign policy and as an instrument of human self-destruction.

    Yet, it goes on...because young people become drunk on the heroism of their grandfathers, shiny metals and colorful ribbons and forget what it's all really about.

    If it were simply a matter of defending ourselves, or family and our friends that would be one thing.

    You cannot be so foolish, however, to believe that the last generation of wars were about anything other than the acquisition and the control over oil resources.

    Keep is your right.  As much is it my right to warn against such folly.

    •  Do you truly believe there are people who (1+ / 0-)
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      have experienced war up close and personal that just love it and want more?   Say what you will about those who haven't, and yet glorify or encourage it   Start with Congress.   Complain  loudly.  I do.  

      You characterize objections about YOU and your self-awarded moralistic superiority, as cheering for war.  Have a field day.   You're hiding a small mind behind a glittering shield of self-righteousness.

      The longer I live, the clearer I perceive how unmatchable a compliment one pays when he says of a man "he has the courage to utter his convictions." Mark Twain

      by Persiflage on Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 07:03:12 AM PST

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