You should call yourself New American Pacifist, not patriot. Your stuff is old, reminds me of the SDS garbage from the 60's. Fundamentalist terrorism is ugly stuff. I guess you think we should politely ask them not to hatch plots to massacre thousands of innocent people, and assume that they will cease and desist out of the goodness of their hearts. You need to study a little history about cultist anti-democratic movements - fascism, communism, and now islamic fundamentalism. They are all cut out of the same cloth, and won't be stopped by nonsense like you propagate. By taking the offensive in Afghanistan, the Balkans, and now Iraq, in the long run, millions of lives will likely be saved. Already millions of people have been saved from the brutal tyranny of the Serbs, the Taliban, Al Queda, and the Baathists. There is a lot more work to be done, to be sure. Your leftist babble is a distraction, and an insult to the true patriots of this free and resilient nation, the soldiers now fighting to defend your right to spew garbage into cyberspace, and the veterans of previous conflicts. I'm quite sure you don't really give a damn about those folks, as you have anointed yourself as a spokesperson of the people, and a 'patriot.' Nice scam, bet it makes you feel real satisfied, and gives you a temporary feeling that you are somebody special. Too bad that you are really fooling yourself, and whatever insecurities you are trying to compensate for go unaddressed.
And, Tim, while I'd happily kick you hard in the nads in the name of demonstrating my marked nonpacifism, as you're safely out of reach, I'll content myself with the following response:
LOOK at the video and SEE FOR YOURSELF POWELL AND RICE ADMITTING HUSSEIN WASN'T A THREAT!!!
It’s not “garbage” if YOUR GUYS ARE RECORDED SAYING IT ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.
But here’s betting you don’t even have the balls to look at it. Watch the 30-second clip and THEN you have the right to debate with me – otherwise you’re just covering your face in your hands and saying “It’s NOT really true!” over and over like a little kid.
You’re damned right I wouldn’t serve in Iraq. Where are the WMD (that Reagan, Rumsfeld, Baker, Cheney and Bush Sr originally gave him and he since destroyed in front of UN inspectors)? Where are the mobile labs? Where were the terrorists (BEFORE the invasion, that is)? Where were the links to Al Qaeda? Why didn’t Bush do a damned thing when he received the 30-odd worldwide notices that Al Qaeda was planning to strike in the US within early September using planes as missiles on DC and NY? I don't believe in spilling innocent blood in the name of corporate profits and misguided empire-building. And I most EMPHATICALLY don't believe in emulating the worst of the Nazi torture chiefs in the name of spreading "democracy".
I quote the Post, Times, CNN, Pentagon, post photos, film footage, official government documents and the actual words of the people you support. You get in my face making all these claims, but without a damned thing to back up what you say.
So who’s spewing GARBAGE then, champ?
OPEN YOUR EYES.
OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF THE TRUTH.
Quote of the Day: Michael from Adam's eyes the Film remov'd
Which that false Fruit that promis'd clearer sight
Had bred; then purg'd with Euphrasy and Rue
The visual Nerve, for he had much to see --John Milton