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  •  Well said. (0+ / 0-)

    And, in truth, the military is probably the most reliably anti-war organization after the Quakers. They do like their weapons systems, but generally believe that the most successful weapons, like the B-36, are never actually used.

    I've long made a point of watching the News Hour's honor roll of dead service people. Look at them as they go by in silence: these are good people. But when the most senior leaders want the law broken and rules trampled on, they WILL eventually have their way. Then good people are forced by the system to follow.

    They will come home someday. There will be a continuing price to pay.

    This is the worst presidency in the long history of a great republic.

    The worst.

    Slap those goddam hogs away from the trough. They've had enough.

    by perro amarillo on Sat Mar 18, 2006 at 08:51:57 PM PST

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      •  As I noted, they like their weapons systems. (1+ / 0-)
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        Wars, on the other hand, are easy to start, hard to stop. They are dangerous and unpredictable. (See Viet Nam and Iraq) It is hard to find an example in the last hundred years of the military beating the drums for war. As with most well-established bureaucracies, they want stability, predictability and increased budgets above all.

        Viet Nam left our military's reputation and capabilites in a shambles. Iraq is exhausting the volunteer forces, demonstrating the limited capabilities of costly conventional weapons systems to defeat insurgencies, and wrecking military careers. They'd really rather be somewhere else, planning new weapons and schemes that would never be tested.

        It's the goddam chicken hawks who brought this on.

        Slap those goddam hogs away from the trough. They've had enough.

        by perro amarillo on Sun Mar 19, 2006 at 11:54:05 AM PST

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