> on 04/26/2001 15:40, radman at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> PM Thursday, April 26, 2001
> On Bob Kerrey and Vietnam
Why are there never any calls for the civilians who sat on the sidelines to
take account of their failure to make a commitment one way or the other?
We just 'elected' a president who offended his 'native' Texas for his really
cheesy draft dodge more for his efforts to 'cover it up' than for coming out
forth right and admitting that dear old dad had done what needed to be done
to get him a safe place, and he just up and screwed the pooch on even
pretending to be any good at playing in the national guard.
Why don't we hear more about the need for the average 'joe six pack' tax
paying voter, to get more involved in the proces than donating the
equivolency of the national expediture on potato chips to soft money
when there are issues like bosnia, columbia, and iraq on the table?
When the discussion points are things like,
Ok, so what exactly do we want as the technological leap forward
in military technology in an age when it is really hard to resolve
what beyond peace keeping operations we might use a military for?
Why are there never any great pieces of chest beating about what the 'vast
silent majority' should have done to better prepare their children to be
more effectively engaged in compelling the government to mantain solidarity
with the Kyoto Accords so as to prevent 'green house gases' that may
complicate matters in ways that merely being able to get marines on station
to provide the required level of petro-chemical compounds that will allow
'the kiddies' to download MP3 music files from the napster follow on severs
on the internet - are never considered when we are trying to merely justify
that at times we let 25 year old kids lead combat teams into complex
problems that do not have simple solutions?
One really does have to wonder if the current Kerry Krisis is just one more
way of saying,
Hey, the issues of today are irrelevant!
You should be worrying about forgetting the lessons of history
and merely trying to keep on avoiding the current crisis because
of course the clear mandate of the american people remains that
we would prefer to leave all of this in the hands of the government
Maybe it is all of the better! We are being lead by George W. Bush! the
great american hero who tried to go from obsolete non-deployable jet
fighter aircraft to a postal unit in the white house - why the alternative
was a senator's son who would do time in the killing machine as a photo
journalist - or worse yet, had the GOP been really bizarre, and we would
have the senior officer present from the Hanoi Hilton at the helm!!!!
"After fight club, it helped turn down the noise...."
- Fight Club
"Here we were trying to sell their fat asses back to them..."
- Fight Club
Maybe former pro-westler, previously SEAL team, now governor is correct
that there is nothing like hunting human........
Maybe the real issue here is that many in america really prefer it that
there are 'welfare state provided' persons who will do their killing
for them.... so that they are not 'inconvenienced' by all of the complex
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