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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Non answer. Of course it is prudent to be aware of possibilities. That isn't what I asked now is it? James Cooke, whom you quoted, calls a shift from a democratic system, to a dictatorship an "evolution", Do you agree?

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    You always do this when you don't get the answer you want. It's cheap silliness on your part. The portions I quoted show specific examples in two, and one talked about historical context. You, whihc is acommon tactic, skip those, and went to something you want to play a game with. The question was has it happened. The answer is yes.

    Now, as to his quote, I would need to know more and investigate more to give a definitive answer. Now I know that's being too nuanced and not an off the cuff non-thinking way prefered by some. But it's not my way. I tiold what I though on the subject even though it has nothing to do with the question I was answering.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Joe, Joe, Joe....Answer my specific question please.


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    Keep reading.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    the average 19 year old in the Navy is entrusted with responsibilities that average 40 year old in the Civilian world could not expect to see. For example, 19 year old plane captains on an aircraft carrier or naval airstation are entrusted with the full responsibility of aircraft valued in the millions...even billions. These sailors often move these aricraft around the flight deck or airfield with pilot and crew in the plane. Would you place your life in the hands of a hungover 19 year old?
    I wouldn't want my life in the hands of a hungover 40 year old, either.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I don't believe in forcing our form of government on other countries
    Democracy is copyrighted by the good ol' USA?
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    Sterotypes are mostly based on truths.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I wouldn't want my life in the hands of a hungover 40 year old, either.
    Then why shouldn't drinking underage merit a dishonorable discharge?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    m, kay. Following 9/11...what would President Catawba have done?
    I would have done what the Rand Report commissioned by the Pentagon suggested, undertake an elite police action against those who planned the 9/11 attack, with a small military footprint, if any.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Then why shouldn't drinking underage merit a dishonorable discharge?
    Anything that puts other soldiers at risk should be punishable. The problem drinker being over the legal age doesn't mean that he's not putting people at risk.

    Whether that punishment should be a dishonorable discharge or not is another matter.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Do you think that drinking under age merits a dishonorable discharge?
    Not unless it put fellow soldiers and the mission at risk.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I would have done what the Rand Report commissioned by the Pentagon suggested, undertake an elite police action against those who planned the 9/11 attack, with a small military footprint, if any.
    ah...like Vietnam....
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Not unless it put fellow soldiers and the mission at risk.
    A hungover sailor always puts everyone around him/her at risk. Why not kick em all out with a DD?
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