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  •  There was a time when protesting the war (0+ / 0-)

    was seen as a “stupid behavior” that should be stopped in the name of national security.

    Besides, it's really cute for the Pentagon to suddenly start caring about what endangers the troops. Anytime they trot out that line, they're usually being disingenuous. After all, I doubt that the burning will cause as many people to turn to terrorism as a single drone strike.

    Formerly known as Jyrinx.

    “If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.” ― Emma Goldman

    by Code Monkey on Fri Sep 10, 2010 at 09:12:31 PM PDT

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    •  Stupid is as stupid does. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't believe in "squelching" speech. I do believe in calling people out for the consequences of their behavior. Especially stupid behavior.

      In the short term, for citizens at home to protest against any given war probably isn't in the soldiers' best interest. That's a responsibility the protesters accept, because they believe that the war itself isn't in the soldiers' best interest -- and even if it were, there are other interests of greater significance. Contrasting that to some hatemongering publicity-hound who wants to burn Korans in order to ... well ... what, exactly? ... doesn't meet my analogy threshold.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sat Sep 11, 2010 at 10:53:43 AM PDT

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