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Originally posted by elysiumfire
Boxer's point rests on the concept that decisions that Rice makes cannot be arbitrated by any kind of experience in which she has lost a beloved family member to a conflict that is seen wholly at odds with the conscience of the American people. On this issue, Boxer's point is both correct and right, and it can be said to include a number of other individuals within the current administration whom bandy the the word 'sacrifice' whilst they themselves cannot incorporate the experience of sacrificing 'anything' of their own, right up to and including Bush, or Blair.
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.....Let us honor his memory, not just in eulogy, but in dialogue and trust across the aisle.........And the American people told us they expected us to work together for fiscal responsibility, with the highest ethical standards and with civility and bipartisanship.
Originally posted by pavil
The War on Terror, will depend on two major things; encouraging democratization of the Arab World and just solution to the Israeli / Palestinian conflict.
Originally posted by marg6043
Actually this war on terror is base on lies war base on lies are not going to be won.
If the present administration wanted a real spreading of democracy they could have made an example starting with Saudi Arabia but nobody tell the Saudis what to do, because they are friends at least to Bush.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
Would she have said the same thing to a sinlge, childless man, I wonder? Somehow, I doubt it.
Originally posted by marg6043
I agree with Boxer Ms Rice is a spinter she doesn't know what a mother feels when she have a son in harms way.
She was been truthful and realistic been a mother herself.
Yes is many women that don't need to become biological mothers to understand what it feels to mother a chid, because is women that adopt children and raise chidren as their own, they dedicate their lives to this children and they love them just like it was one from their own womb.
But in Ms. Rice case she had a life dedicated to politics and corporate business.
Originally posted by jsobecky
This current group of Democrats apparently do not care about bipartisan efforts to solve problems. They continue with their pre-November mudslinging tactics, unaware that the American public is sick and tired of it.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
That's why the first answer for the US to the problems in the ME needs to be border and transportation security, not global over-extension of our armed forces.
We have sacrificed a golden opportunity to put ourselves beyond the reach of our enemies by chasing them into their backyards without securing our own territory first.
From a secure base of operations, the impact of our global first strike capabilities would be maximized in the form of special forces teams tailored for each engagement, going in high speed, low drag, and packing a wallop. Get in, get the job done, get out. One less bad guy scenario to deal with. Granted the HUMINT element is sadly lacking, but we can rebuild that while we secure our borders and transportation infra- and extra-structure.
Instead we are over there bogged down in a crossfire between insurgency and civil war, building bases we may never be able to safely occupy, investing the lives of our children and the future of our nation in a region that neither accepts nor is willing to tolerate our presence.
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
If the draft was reinstated, America would revolt en mass. If Bush is so damn stupidly gung ho, let him take the bold position of forcing enlistment.