I voted for Dick Nixon in 1968

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    I voted again for him in 1972. I appreciated his public dialogue that he was going to end the Viet Nam War and bring our soldiers home. I accepted his rhetoric that the Viet Nam War was ethically WRONG but morally impossible to end without resolution. With that, I did my duty and served in Viet Nam 3 times between 1968 and 1972. I did not seek refuge in Canada, or any other foriegn country or even in the National Guard that was commonly known at that time to be an escape from the draft and not used for foreign combat operations. I joined, willingly, the United States Air Force and agreed to accept whatever duty might be assigned to me.

    That said, I could not vote for Gerald Ford in 1976. By that time I had come to know that Dick Nixon was not morally opposed to the Viet Nam War but moreso he believed the war to be tactically impossible and strategically unimportant. The Tonkin Gulf was trumped by Saudi promises of hydrocarbon delivery. I wish that he had said as much in 1968.

    The War On Terror is certainly strategically important. Tactically possible? I've seen no credible plan, military-wise. American goodwill has always been there. The voices of the disenchanted are aimed at the American corporate infractions. So, what are young, non-corporate and even corporate ignorant Americans doing fighting for the security of CORPORATIONS? True CAPITALISM isn't working in this scenario. In other words, common Americans are dying and suffering to protect the interests of Corporations and doing so at taxpayers expense and without the expected support of the corporations that are in such need of this support. Are you getting my drift?

    The terrorists are not interested in restricting my freedoms. They are, however, interested in keeping our noses out of their businesses and mutual welfare. I would expect the same and I would expect the same from any true red-blooded American.

    I would submit that this is not a WAR on Americans or on Terrorism. It is a WAR on over-reaching and a WAR on un-called for interventionism of indiginious religions, regional assets and political propensities that somehow differ from our own.

    I don't forgive anything that is unjustifiably directed towards me personally. But, I don't claim innocense while lying in the arms of the demonstrated aggressor either. You getting my drift, here?

    Although I am very proud of my work in Viet Nam, it was, as is now widely known, unjustified. I continue to be proud of my work in Grenada, Panama and in Persian Gulf I. I am also proud of my contributions in Korea. I am also proud of our soldiers work in Afganistan and their efforts towards the dissolution, nay, the disembowelment, of the Al Queda. I really don't know what to think of our occupation of Iraq. I suspect that history will reveal that it was also "unimportant", unwise, trumped-up on false accusations, etc. I guess now you are getting my drift?

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    I get your drift, your way left and way off course.
     
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    I think I get your drift too. American capitalism is the real enemy here and we should not try to defend it. Where exactly would we be if we did not defend our economic system?. Bin laden is counting on people like you for his success, preying on people who are unaware of his motivation to destroy America economically and infitering our country with more and more muslims.

    Europe has already seen the success in his strategy. They just decided not to lose any lives by fighting it and just are giving up thier way of life. They allowed mulims in for the cheap labor just as America has invited in the Mexicans. Now the Muslim way of life is a powerful influence in Europe and must be given respect due to sheer numbers.
     
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    Where do you get it that bin Laden is intent on destroying Capitalism? bin Laden is a great example of how corporations can garner and use wealth to destroy or at least intimidate competition whether political or military. Even the family of bin Laden was afforded special consideration and flown out of the United States post 9-11 when all the rest of us were under "air-arrest." Was that a corporate or political decision? I really don't know and you, like I, will probably never know.

    bin Laden certainly knows the fundamentals of corporatism. And he uses those fundamentals every chance he gets.

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    I just can't understand this delusion liberals live under. What part of "they want us DEAD" is beyond comprehension? What Part of 9/11 did you miss?

    It is radical Islam's STATED goal to take over the world, and if you don't convert, you die. That just isn't a hard concept to grasp.

    So WHERE do the blinders come from?
     

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