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An Honorable Republican

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posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 09:01 AM
"War is awful. Nothing, not the valor with which it is fought nor the nobility of the cause it serves, can glorify war. War is wretched beyond description and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. Whatever is won in war, it is loss the veteran remembers."

- Arizona Senator John McCain, hopefully, not the last honorable Republican to break ranks from Bush the Usurper.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 09:06 AM
It is nice to know that there is such thing as an intelligent republican.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 09:14 AM
The only problem is Conservatism by nature & definition only deals within certain operating parameters; so given any random topic and applying a filter, you're only going to come out with certain answers.
What I don't understand is the utter pig-headedness to staying the course when so much is wrong - Bush the Usuper as an intelligent & moral political outsider- sticking to a tax cut that was formulated a year ago when there was an additional Trillion $$ in the accounts - and big business as an angelic protector of the citizens interests.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 09:20 AM
If u want to know just how that tax cut is affecting the US's budget, visit my thread in the Political Scandalism topic. It is about the National Debt in the US and it is rising at a rate of $40 per family per day, and currently stands at about $104 000 per family, or $6.5 trillion in total.

And Bush still stands by his tax cut!

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 10:23 AM
Maybe the US should stop giving away the hundreds of billions in foreign aid and pay off the debt.LOL


posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 10:31 AM
But I thought we were busy stealing everyone elses money!?!?!?!?

(yes that was sarcasm)

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 10:42 AM
Change must also come, soon, to Iraq. I share the President's sense of urgency about ending the regime of an often irrational aggressor, a mass murderer who has used chemical weapons on his own soil, persists in violating the terms of the cease-fire that ended the Gulf War and is committed to acquiring nuclear weapons. When he does acquire them, containing his aggression will be far more difficult; he will perceive cooperation with terrorists as a lesser risk to himself; and threats to his rule could be the occasion for a savage man's last blaze of infamy. - Senator John McCain

No better person to describe this than John McCain. I has fortunate enough to shake his hand when he came to my town and I have his sig on a bumber sticker.

Aside from the campaign finance stuff (which seemed to have good intentions - but can also be described 'a way to keep incumbants in office' - that's what he get for working with democrats) I like McCain.

Originally posted by Bout Time
"War is awful. Nothing, not the valor with which it is fought nor the nobility of the cause it serves, can glorify war. War is wretched beyond description and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. Whatever is won in war, it is loss the veteran remembers."

- Arizona Senator John McCain, hopefully, not the last honorable Republican to break ranks from Bush the Usurper.

[Edited on 19-9-2002 by Bob88]

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 10:44 AM
amount spent in aid by america to rebuild kabul
amount spent on bombing Kabul

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 10:45 AM
Or $1.5 TRILLION to Black Budget programs?

Just a thought...

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 12:48 PM
It doesn't take an brainsurgeon to understand war is costly and hideous, but it must take a little higher understanding to realize that sometimes war in unavoidable if you intend on surviving, as some despots haven't the heart and soul not to do as Hitler did and Hussein wants to do. It's too easy to turn a back on the difficult thing that must be done and point fingers at other things.

If the U.S. is forced to take action, and has to go it alone, the other nations will be getting the cost of their heightened security paid for by the blood of someone else's troops. And by not standing firmly against such tyranny and show the willingness to do whatever it takes including throwing overwhelming force against an evil despot, it makes it even more likely that friends of mine will find themselves dead in the somewhat near future.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 01:11 PM

Originally posted by Bob88
- that's what he get for working with democrats) I like McCain.
[Edited on 19-9-2002 by Bob88]

The only group to have screwed McCain over is the Bush Crime Family, well, them and those folks who kept him in a bamboo cage.

Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
It's too easy to turn a back on the difficult thing that must be done and point fingers at other things.

My point exactly, though from a very different place than yours, Thomas. It's easy to bomb a severely under matched enemy into oblivion, instead of working toward a solution. It's easy to say someone is guilty, it's harder to prove it, but a just exercise if you're honorable.
For the rest who are not part of the misdirection before an election, or the oil cabal, I'm firmly convinced you folks are just scared of an artificially inflated boogey man. The rest of the world has had terrorism visited upon their front door and yet they still function normally. We get hit, and you folks are running around like irrationally scared children.

Face your fears & buck up already, our people in uniform don't need to die for your 'feelings of dread'.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 01:54 PM
Our last hit (but not the first) brings down two scyscrapers and a few other associated buildings, a few planeloads of people, and the rath of an angry people upon whoever did it.

Irrationality is believing it will go away without being destroyed, irrationality is acting in such a manner when the mindset of your enemy is that such behavior is cowardly and invites more attacks.

Irrationality is thinking that the "Bush Crime Family" put McCain in a bamboo box as the Bush's don't have that much power as a family, and to think that is the extent of the reason for the Vietnam scene.
Bush 41's job in Vietnam, as a CIA agent, was to insure the conflict did not interfere with the heroin pipeline. Dear ol' Pappa Bush was (and is) only a cog in a much larger piece of machinery.

It'd be nice if Hussein would allow inspectors to go to the schools and hospitals where labs are hidden, and would take them to the desert hideaways where one would find the weapons and the delivery systems. He won't though. Howl loudly about that, howl about the fact that he has interfered with everything the "United Nations" has tried to do in disarming him, and howl about the fact that while his people suffer, he and his military are doing just fine.
We cannot afford to go to war; it costs alot of $$$, but inthe long run, we can't afford the price of sticking our heads in the sand.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 02:57 PM

Originally posted by Bout Time
- Arizona Senator John McCain, hopefully, not the last honorable Republican to break ranks from Bush the Usurper.

He's been breking ranks with Bush for two years. But he is also a strong supporter of dealing with people like Saddam with action. Comming from a man who knows the price of war, the call to fight Saddam is even more complelling.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 04:27 PM
I meant two seperate things: the Bush Crime Family screwed McCain politically, and the VC screwed him physically...I wasn't connecting the two.
I never said I wasn't for his removal; I am of the mindset that proof of pending agression toward the US or our allies should be established first, not the style from the outset of this war drum dance, which was " we'll fight Saddam 'cause Georgie said so".
And truth be told, the war has already started. We've got 40% of the country locked down for some time now. Everyone I know in the military is on call or in transit to someplace over there. You and I both know that all it will take to make it 'official' is some guard to be on a toilet break, not be there to unlock the door in time, and certain US planted 'inspectors' will be shouting "Fettered Access! Fettered Access!"

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 06:09 PM
Sorry, Bout Time, I just took a loose opportunity to reiterate Bush 41's duty in Vietnam so that folks don't forget that this grandfatherly figure really is.
While I do not like McCain's left-leaning positions on several things, I do think he is a more honorable man than Bush 41.

McCain didn't have that chance you think; it was a media-driven deal. They liked him and gave him plenty of air time and always made it sound like his chance was bigger than it ever truly was. If the Bush's had that kind of power, '41 would have made another four. While the economy would be in a little better shape than it is now, he would have done the same executive order/U.N. agreement signings that Bubba did as they both worship at the same alter.

Hussein, by the way, has not agreed to unfettered access, he has agreed to unconditional access to the areas he says we can look. In other words, smoke and mirrirs and a reason for France and Russia to not have to agree to waxing his murderous butt. The Evening Standard of London covered the information yesterday. As usual, U.S. media is behind on information.
Remember, it is not at all advantageous for us to have to go to war. Darn, I'd like to see my tax dollars spent on these stinking roads (pardon the voice raising, I have issues!) instead of some other bull crap brought on by some madman in the desert with nasty germs in a jar and a desire to use them.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 06:52 PM
TC, where is the evidence that Saddam wants to use WMD on the US? now, as a deterant, yes i agree if he has these weapons he can use them as leverage, but i'm not sure i agree that he wants to war with the US with or without WMD...please explain.

posted on Sep, 19 2002 @ 07:11 PM
The intelligence community (other nations, our capability to gather intel was destroyed by the previous administration) has been saying this for a while. Speaking of not listening to the warnings, but I'm not going to blame you for the next attack.
Hussein has been calling for a war against us for many years now, this is not news. He has been sponsoring terror while his own citizenry suffer. I couldn't even begin to remember where to dig it up.
What would be his motive for wanting to inflict pain and suffering on us? Especially while a Bush is in the oval? Gee, I dunno. Could it be that he was set up for a butt-kicking 12 years or so ago? Could it be that Bush '41 led him to believe we couldn't care less if he attacked his neighbor, and then we hit the desert in record time when he did attack? Come on, Saphie, I'm a peace-loving guy, but even I would hold a grudge over that one, and I'm not even a deranged, psychotic madman despot!

posted on Sep, 20 2002 @ 05:07 AM
Thats all very gung-ho this "blood of the patriots" rhetoric Thomas but don't you think that maybe, if americas saying "we should get Saddam" and practically every other country in the world is saying "NO! its wrong and its stupid" then maybe, just maybe, the collective minds and conciences of all those countrys slightly outways Bush's desire to finish daddy's little war?

I think you've got it wrong this time, the whole of the UN thinks you've got it wrong, so does china, russia, the middle east, even britain your strongest ally is saying "hang on, lets think about this"

maybe its time the U.S. stopped shouting "blood blood blood" and listened to us.

we have intelligence too, in fact given our collective resources then combined we're probably far more up to date with whats going on in Iraq than the U.S.

Swallow your pride and just admit you have probably got it wrong this time.

that way no ones blood gets spilt, U.S. U.K. or Iraqi.

posted on Sep, 20 2002 @ 05:48 AM
Look at the U.N. How many countries represented by the U.N. are run by dictators? Most have a dislike for America, all they want is to siphon off U.S. wealth.
Why would America take seriously Russian dissent? Russia does business with Iraq; they want to get money owed them from Iraq.
China opposes any act by America, China is afraid of any U.S. hegemony because it wants to assert its own and weaken us. Any thorn we suffer is good to them.
You seem to be missing a point, Lupe. The blood has already been drawn. It has been drawn numerous times and in numerous places. A cowardly desire for non-aggression is not a desire for peace.
I don't think the prez is to awfully concerned about the opinions of others since the others didn't recently have the damage inflicted, and the others aren't the ones who'll be expected to lead the way with the assets and personnel that we will when Hussein is not only threatening the region again but armed with extremely deadly weapons.

No pride involved with this, just an understanding of the enemy and a desire to killthe rattler on the porch before it gets in the house.

[Edited on 20-9-2002 by Thomas Crowne]

posted on Sep, 20 2002 @ 06:30 AM
I see time and time again mention of 9/11 in threads about Saddam.

There is no connection

There is no proof.I doubt there will be.
It is easy for the lines between these two different issues to be blurred.
The US and UK govs are quite happy for there to be blurring they can then harness the outrage that people felt to prosecute this new war against Iraq.

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