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  •  There were NO wars (none)
    that were justified in your mind?

    Your age gives you special insight?

    Are you older than Dick Cheney?

    It is disheartening that you would caricature complex issues. do you think your comment makes an argument that somehow rebuts mine. I don't.

    but my post was not about my reasons for supporting desert storm. i did not elaborate on why
    i did.

    your comment is supposed to explain why i was wrong to support it. It does not.

    unless 'give peace a chance' is supposed to be convincing.

    The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

    by Armando on Sun Feb 12, 2006 at 08:19:42 PM PST

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    •  Yes (none)
      I am a year older than Dick Cheney.

      I did not make an argument, because I acknowledged that others had made it well to support my view so repetition was an unnecessary.

      I made an observation. I did not know this was forbidden.

      Age does not give me greater wisdom or a keener intelligence. It does give me the experience of having been born at the start of World War 2 and having experienced the events of every war since then.

      I have never doubted that I would have fought in World War 2.

      And yes, I do believe that "give peace a chance" is a convincing argument for those who are still open to listen to it.

      New International Times, the place where Kossacks and the world meet.

      by Welshman on Sun Feb 12, 2006 at 08:27:52 PM PST

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      •  which argument are you adopting? (none)
        i found them all specious.

        The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

        by Armando on Sun Feb 12, 2006 at 08:35:50 PM PST

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      •  BTW (none)
        that gives you korea over me. that's it - from an american perspective of course.

        so my feeling is that your mention of age was gratuitous and irrelevant.

        The SCOTUS is extraordinary.

        by Armando on Sun Feb 12, 2006 at 08:37:16 PM PST

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        •  ..and World War 2 (none)
          Even before the age of five I suffered all the privations and desperate disruption of all those Liverpool refugee kids disrupting my Welsh home!

          But my bestest friend was the German prisoner of war who worked on my Aunt's farm. Never understood why everyone hated him. He showed me how to fold paper into the form of a boat and sail it in the water trough used by the cows. I remember that we didn't have many toys at that time.

          And there you have the origination of my "give peace a chance" belief. It's because I am still tryin' to figure out why everyone hated my German prisoner of war friend.

          New International Times, the place where Kossacks and the world meet.

          by Welshman on Sun Feb 12, 2006 at 08:49:17 PM PST

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