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  •  and, in a nutshell (0+ / 0-)

    We have the careful thinking and civility that leads to American militarism. Congratulations. I'm convinced by your logic:

    Major premise:  Soldiers in Iraq were defending the U.S.
    Minor premise:  To "defend" means "to resist an attack or threat"

    Therefore: American soldiers and sailors in Iraq were resisting an attack on our country.

    Colin Powell vindicated in one fell swoop of bumper-sticker jingoism. I'll assume by "bugger off" you didn't intend any of the homophobic slurs that are etymologically suggested.

    •  GIs serving together in harms way... (0+ / 0-)

      ...don't think or act in those terms.

      In a fight, or in a hazardous operation requiring teamwork, they work together to protect each other, to take care of each other, they don't even think about any greater truths or ideological motives.  Tami Duckworth lost her legs serving her fellow soldiers, not supporting George Butch's Wargasm, or even the abstract goal of "defending America"

      "Bugger Off" was a lousy attempt to tone down language from the harsh Americanische "Fuck Off" to a milder Briticism of "Bugger Off"....In fact, neither meant as a homophobic slur, merely an unnecessary insult.  Should have titled with "You're Wrong" or something else less aggro....

      Attacking permanently maimed war veterans brings out the angry lout in me. Sorry. Sort of. Mostly.

      "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

      by leftykook on Fri Mar 30, 2012 at 05:39:06 PM PDT

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