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  •  As a Who fanatic, you're really pushing... (5+ / 0-)

    my buttons, although I note that Townshend wrote "Won't Get Fooled Again" after chasing Abbie Hoffman off the stage at Woodstock.

    Your JFK quote also resonates, as I'm currently reading Brothers, which describes in detail the struggles the Kennedy bros had w/ the military-industrial complex.  The book essentially argues that JFK, RFK, and McNamara kept LeMay and the rest of the JCS from bombing Cuba in 10/62.  As JFK wryly put it at the time:

    If we do what they want us to do, none of us will be alive later to tell them that they were wrong.

    I've read elsewhere that JFK brooded incessantly at the time about what would happen to the world's children if he and Kruschev initiated a nuclear war.  Since I was 4 at the time, I'm very glad that he brooded in that fashion and acted accordingly.  There's very little doubt in my mind that Nixon would've acted differently had Daley not helped take IL and LBJ's people hadn't helped take TX in '60.

    I really hope that we can elect a WH in '08 that will stand up to the military-industrial complex.  We are at the brink of losing our republic right now, and, if the next admin doesn't embark on a serious course change, it may be too late.  It's a major reason why I lean towards Gore--he has the experience to make this change, and his public statements on Iraq and on civil liberties demonstrate some real commitment.  In the near term, impeaching Gonzo and taking a harder line w/ the WH would help set the stage for this course change.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 03:41:36 PM PDT

    •  Townshend's politics (1+ / 0-)
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      although I note that Townshend wrote "Won't Get Fooled Again" after chasing Abbie Hoffman off the stage at Woodstock.

      Michael Moore wanted to use that Who song for "Fahrenheit 451" but Townshend wouldn't let him -- something about a political disagreement they had...

      "This is an impressive crowd, the have and the have mores. Some people call you the elite, I call you my base." - George W. Bush

      by Cassiodorus on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 04:44:45 PM PDT

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    •  It's in our hands (2+ / 0-)
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      I really hope that we can elect a WH in '08 that will stand up to the military-industrial complex.

      The White House won't do that.  That's our task.

      "This is an impressive crowd, the have and the have mores. Some people call you the elite, I call you my base." - George W. Bush

      by Cassiodorus on Sat Jun 02, 2007 at 04:45:53 PM PDT

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    •  Since it is the weekend, let us leave politics (1+ / 0-)
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      alone and you tell me your favourite Who tune.  I have several in equal high regard, one of them being "Incredible Journey" just because of the tear producing drumming.  My warmest regards, Doc.

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