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  •  Clear chains of command... (none)
    ...always break down just before civil wars or the institution of totalitarianism all over the world and throughout history. This is truly scary stuff.  In the wider scheme, we could be entering an age when the average American no longer has the luxury of Monday morning quarterbacking of wars far, far away but has to deal with some level of war at home.  War, by the way, means deprivation and disease just as much as bombs and bullets.  How do you think the average American would feel about having to wait in a 24-hour gas line the way the average Iraqi does... or not being able to find a cheeseburger for that matter?

    Hundreds of years from now, historians will be talking about how the Bush administration paved the way for totalitarianism and war in a nation that had enjoyed 140 years of peace and relative prosperity.     Most people have no idea of just how profoundly our way of life will be affected by this shit.  

    Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. -B. Franklin

    by ChuckLin on Sat Jul 23, 2005 at 07:37:14 AM PDT

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    •  How would the average (none)
      American feel?  Scared, and holding to his
      Dear Leader for dear life.
    •  a little off on the "peace" concept (none)
      the United States has been a warlike nation since 1941. Probably more so than any other country in history. That's over 60 years. And 1941 was the first and only time we have ever been struck by another nation on our own soil.


      by seesdifferent on Sat Jul 23, 2005 at 10:53:40 AM PDT

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