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    "I don't think,the whole of Southeast Asia, as related to the present and future safety and freedom of the people of this country, is worth the life or limb of a single American [and] I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar-soaked fingers out of the business of these [Third World] nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own.... And if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans."

    General David M. Shoup, former US Marine Commandant and recipient of the Medal of  Honor after Tarawa, 1966

    Served under General Smedley Butler in China

    "Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished. Words must mean something." President Obama in Prague on April 5

    by BOHICA on Mon May 04, 2009 at 11:28:30 AM PDT

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