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Dear Mr President

Original post made by The Cohen Brother, Old Palo Alto, on Jan 26, 2007

Dear Mr. President,

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Posted by Robin
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 26, 2007 at 7:46 am

Some war. Even GWB's conservative, Zionist base can't be bothered to enlist.


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Posted by Albert
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 26, 2007 at 7:58 am

Bush's state of the union address did not describe the deplorable state of the union. The speech's importance consists of Bush's plea to Congress to please let him fool them one more time in order that he can attack Iran and start a bigger war that Congress will have to support in order to support Israel.

That is all the president had to say.

The "surge" of US troops for Iraq is another deception. The surge's purpose has nothing to do with achieving victory in Iraq. Its purpose is to counter the pressure from the American public, Congress, and the US military to withdraw US troops from Iraq. Once a withdrawal begins, the neoconservative misadventure in the Middle East is at an end before its goals can be achieved. Delaying the withdrawal by proposing an escalation and provoking a debate gives Bush and Israel time to orchestrate an attack on Iran.

No one in Congress or print and TV media is prepared to call Bush on this transparent deception. Instead, critics focus on the fact that the surge cannot succeed.


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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 26, 2007 at 8:26 am

Just killing is easy.
Just killing the bad guys is a bit more complicated.


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Posted by Robin
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 26, 2007 at 8:37 am

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 26, 2007 at 2:39 pm

I spent a year in combat as a combat infantryman.
My grandson just returned from his second tour with the Marines in Fallujah, one nephew just came back from a year in Kosevo, another Nephew did 2 years in Turkey and Iraq.
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Posted by Robin
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 26, 2007 at 2:49 pm

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Posted by Cadiz
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Jan 26, 2007 at 4:35 pm

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No real combat soldier would ever be a militirastic groupie, excitedly and gladly accepting and agreeing to every single US military operation and never questioning it. Real soldiers, like Senator Jim Webb or Senator Hagel, smell a phony unnecessary war such as the Iraq fiasco like a dog can smell beef stew. Real soldiers hate war and know that you go to war only if attacked,always as a last resort and never against a small country that never posed any danger to your country.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 26, 2007 at 9:24 pm

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