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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Either we are going to continue to play policeman for the world, or we are not.
    Or we can stop invading countries for pitiful reasons....


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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Either we are going to continue to play policeman for the world, or we are not.
    'playing' perhaps encompasses the concept...

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Or we can stop invading countries for pitiful reasons....
    Maybe if we had good reason we could be good fascists or something...

    too bad the US doesnt even succeed at proper fascism...

    hopefully dec 2012 hits and the moon crashes into the earth...

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo
    Either we are going to continue to play policeman for the world, or we are not.
    LOL yes, sure, the US is playing "the policeman" in Afghanistan. Sure. That's why they support a dictator that got to power through blatant electoral fraud and perpetuate a system rife with corruption. Yes, great policemen they are!

    EDIT: Unless you meant these type of policemen? Because in that case you might have a point.

    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Or we can stop invading countries for pitiful reasons....
    If one tries just a little, they can com up with a 'pitiful' reason for every military engagement that has ever happened. No matter the outcome.
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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    LOL yes, sure, the US is playing "the policeman" in Afghanistan. Sure. That's why they support a dictator that got to power through blatant electoral fraud and perpetuate a system rife with corruption. Yes, great policemen they are!
    Since when was it a requirement that someone be good at what they do to have that job/duty? Take a look around you, the world is full of incompetence.
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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    If one tries just a little, they can com up with a 'pitiful' reason for every military engagement that has ever happened. No matter the outcome.
    Cant think of one for WW2, Revolutionary War, and Civil War.....


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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo
    Since when was it a requirement that someone be good at what they do to have that job/duty? Take a look around you, the world is full of incompetence.
    I think, and unfortunately I have to ruin my past wit on your denseness, that you are completely wrong in your "policeman" analogy in that nobody here is incompetent. Rather, the US has been incredibly competent in its support of the narco-dictatorship ruling over Afghanistan.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Cant think of one for WW2, Revolutionary War, and Civil War.....
    That's unfortunate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I think, and unfortunately I have to ruin my past wit on your denseness, that you are completely wrong in your "policeman" analogy in that nobody here is incompetent. Rather, the US has been incredibly competent in its support of the narco-dictatorship ruling over Afghanistan.
    Apples, oranges and goal posts. All entertaining, I guess.
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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I think, and unfortunately I have to ruin my past wit on your denseness, that you are completely wrong in your "policeman" analogy in that nobody here is incompetent. Rather, the US has been incredibly competent in its support of the narco-dictatorship ruling over Afghanistan.
    Afghanistan is hardly a dictatorship, if nothing else you can't argue that the central government has the power to enforce a dictatorship over its country.

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