Semperfortis' opinion is in the minority and he should realize it by now. The large majority of the American people are against this war and have
started tuning out bush minor when he opens his mouth as so much inarticulate static.
As for calling for impeachment.... I think that there is plenty of evidence now that the war was sold on false premises and while it is open to debate
as to whether bush minor and his administration deliberately lied their way into this war, or chose not to listen to contrary opinions is moot, the
end result is the same... so they are either liars or incompetents or blinded by their own ideology. None of which bodes well for this country. If
Clinton can be impeached for a BJ...
there ain't no comparison. Impeachment should be on the table... though if it is to be pursued
then the VP and the whole administration should be put on the table, not just bush minor.
As for calling for the military to refuse to attack Iran, there is a long standing military tradition of of saying no... if the generals saying no
feel that following orders would be detrimental to both the nation and the military. As it stands we are already stretched too thin and the troops too
exhausted. Should we attack Iran, and they retaliate, it could be a major disaster for this country.
As for being a traitor... I have said it before and I will say it again... it is no sin Semper, no treason or dishonor to object to what your country
is doing if you feel that it is wrong.
Blind obedience and blind allegiance is nothing to be proud of.
You may be gungho but you are not in harms way anymore either.
War, and all military actions are nothing more than a failure of diplomacy and reason... not noble... not heroic... not honorable.... bloodshed
represents nothing less than failure.
And, given the fact that not only does Iran not have nuclear capacity, according to the IAEA, they are at minimum of 5 years or more away from that
capacity, then what is the rush? Why attack now?
Doesn't prudence and reason say engage diplomatically and deal with the issue that way instead?
If a member of congress or a retired military officer is calling for impeachment, it is their right and there is nothing treasonous about it. They are
stating their opinion. If they are urging the military to refuse a possibly disastrous order; it may be extreme but given the circumstance, of an
overstretched and exhausted military and a leadership that does not listen... well then perhaps it is called for.
[edit on 17-9-2007 by grover]