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  •  Hm. (14+ / 0-)

    I have known more than a few Admirals who were very gung ho to go into war.  And a lot of them sat behind desks their entire careers.

    There are a lot of REMF's at the pentagon.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 08:33:06 AM PDT

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    •  Tipped for REMFs! (4+ / 0-)
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      Luckily Ex Adm. Fox was realistic Re: Iran and Mullen, also an adm. was very plain that we don't want, can't afford, should not enter another war in the region.
      Dempsey is not real gung ho either. I don't know where Hagel is on this. And they are the people who really count in these matters.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 08:43:39 AM PDT

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    •  I don't disagree on REMF's at all (1+ / 0-)
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      and you are correct there are those gung ho.

      On the whole, I don't think that's what we are looking at right now after Afghanistan and Iraq.

      CxV below is illustrating my point to some extent in regard to the names mentioned. Hagel has a pretty long record of being cautious, and his statements re: Iraq and Afghanistan should say a lot about this current Pentagon rushing into things (I hope).

      The place was utterly dark—the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent.

      by bastrop on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:23:27 AM PDT

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      •  When you have a hammer in your hand (3+ / 0-)
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        everything seems to look like a nail.

        First, they need to investigate the CWs to find out where they came from.

        Second, is it really logical to respond to a despicable CW attack by killing more people? Why?

        A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

        by onionjim on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:41:17 AM PDT

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    •  REMFs are people too... (1+ / 0-)
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      Or so I've heard.

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 09:36:53 AM PDT

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