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I am not Pro War……..but war IS an instrumenet of policy…….and man is a agressive animal….

I’m posting up a response I gave to SE here to his question of…..’am I Pro War?’…..

jamesb101 Says:

January 5, 2010 at 11:43 am e

Sorry SE…if you’re still here for a second…..

I’ve gotten into this with TPL several times……I am not pro war…..but I am old enough, and smart enough to know that wars will be with us on this planet forever…..I was trying to find the post I did were I relate on how an old college teacher opened my eyes to the fact that there has always been WAR SOME PLACE on this planet…I went to school in the late 60’s, and believe me it was crazy, Kent State, Viet Nam and all…..

I got a 4F deferment…if not for that…. I was gone…my number was in the low 100s……

But the professor was right SE…..And so was Obama…. at his acceptance of the Nobel…countries use war as instruments of foreign policy…..They have in the past…..and do so will in the future…..I feel for the troops …for the soldier’s…. the warriors…..

In my mind to not accept the fact that war is out there… is naive…….

I would not want any of my three son’s to be drafted……but would understand if they decided to join the military….

And American soldiers, male and female, volunteer to serve these days…..The American military regularly meets its quota due to the economy…..

War is a bitch..…’hell’ they say…dehumanizing, scary, intense and wasteful…..

But it is here to stay……..

Peace is the abstract concept…sadly……..because man is an aggressive animal…..

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January 5, 2010 Posted by | Animals, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, PoliticalDogs SE posts, Politics | , , | Leave a comment

New Rasmussen poll…..62% of Americans's think Afghanistan will be a Harder fight than Iraq…..

They’re right…..and I agree……..

Here’s the piece …….

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Polls | , , , | Leave a comment

New Rasmussen poll…..62% of Americans’s think Afghanistan will be a Harder fight than Iraq…..

They’re right…..and I agree……..

Here’s the piece …….

December 15, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Military, Politics, Polls | , , , | Leave a comment

The war in Afghanistan is the third longest war the US has fought since 1775……

Here’s a good chart of the length of the time the Unitede States has been involved in war campaigns…….

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Feingold will be against any troop increase in Afghanistan……

Next week Gen. McChrystal, who is in charge of the Afghanistan war campaign, is most assuredly going to ask for more troops. Mindful of the mistakes Rumsfeld  made going into Iraq, and emboldened by the progress with ‘surge’,  he has to ask for more troops………

Sen. Feingold  is staking out the opposite position upfront. Namely:  that more troops will just push the Taliban into Pakistan….. He makes a good point… But what do we do?……If you don’t keep pushing…… you lose the current gains on the ground, since the Taliban WILL regroup and come back stronger………my feeling is that the US wants to push the Taliban back to India, where there is a stronger army, that will present a wall to the fundamentalist’s……….

August 6, 2009 Posted by | Military, Politics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment