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  •  NO. Hell, Iraq is not even "on the books". (7+ / 0-)

    What a real Democrat would do would be to dismantle the war machine we built to fight in the 40's which we not only never dismantled but escalated to have a pissing contest with the Russians.

    What ails this country is directly related to the fact that it has been on a total war footing since Dec. 7, 1941.

    •  I believe this president would do what you (2+ / 0-)
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      think a "real" Democrat would do - if he could do it without congress.  Unfortunately....

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 03:38:18 PM PST

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    •  Um, ever heard of the Berlin Airlift? (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm not exactly defending Star Wars here but, in the late 1940s (yes, I recognize the wall dates to '61), when the Soviets refused to allow an orderly return to peace and the establishment of democracy in Europe, there was a very good reason to believe that another war in Europe was inevitable.  In fact, during the times around the Airlift and the establishment of Communist puppet governments in Eastern Europe, a reasonable person could believe that a third European war was imminent in a matter of months or even weeks.  One itchy trigger finger during the Airlift...

      "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

      by auron renouille on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 04:37:36 PM PST

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