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  •  heh... (5+ / 0-)

    my dad was a hawk, too.  he served in wwii and was proud to do so.  he believed in the military and the rightness of our cold war against communism.  we had many a heated discussion about vietnam in my house, but over time my dad came to see that the kind of wars that we were fighting post-wwii did not meet the same standard of necessity and were not fought with the same honorable intentions.  i think that my dad, were he still alive would be appalled by the drone war that we are carrying on, it would offend all of his notions of honor and justice.

    i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

    by joe shikspack on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 05:52:33 PM PDT

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    •  We Might Be Off A Few Years (4+ / 0-)

      My dad couldn't get to Vietnam, and he tried to, cause he broke both legs jumping out of a plane in military high school.

      My grandparents and WWII, well I won't talk to that.

      I will never forget my father's teaching at the Army War College. A lot of folks we see on TV these days, my dad likes to joke they were in his classes.

      The first book if you took his class was Sun Tzu's Art Of War. Now I will paraphrase a little, but:

      if you have to fight you have already lost.
      His take you don't fight a war. Nothing wrong with having the brightest and the best military around, but doesn't mean you have to use it.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 06:02:36 PM PDT

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