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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Texas "leans" Republican so your accusation of bias is unfounded. It there wasnt' such a GOP bias there Delay would have been in jail years ago. He took money for favors and that should be a life sentance for politicians.
    So Delay stood trial for selling favors? news to me!
    Corruption at any level should not be tolerated, but Delay was not convected of corruption, or selling favors.
    Corruption can also take the form of improper prosecution.
    All forms of corruption are dangerous to our Republic, and we should guard against them all.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    So Delay stood trial for selling favors? news to me!
    Corruption at any level should not be tolerated, but Delay was not convected of corruption, or selling favors.
    Corruption can also take the form of improper prosecution.
    All forms of corruption are dangerous to our Republic, and we should guard against them all.
    Al Capone was convicted of tax evasion. That is what they could prove. The same principle applies to Tom Delay. He was guilty of a litany of crimes too.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Earlier I wrote, "How many wars in how many places should we be able to fight at the same time?

    If we are not going to have a navy with large vessels how will we get our forces and supplies to the places we fight? FedEx?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I don't think the choices is endless number or zero. Instead, it is what do we need, and when is it enough?
    But the number we choose to prepare for are policy decisions. They are made by civilians. All wars are "come as you are". So policy drives our options. For many years we had a 2 1/2 war strategy. Today what is our strategy? One on a good day if the wind is at our backs?

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Earlier I wrote, "How many wars in how many places should we be able to fight at the same time?

    If we are not going to have a navy with large vessels how will we get our forces and supplies to the places we fight? FedEx?"


    But the number we choose to prepare for are policy decisions. They are made by civilians. All wars are "come as you are". So policy drives our options. For many years we had a 2 1/2 war strategy. Today what is our strategy? One on a good day if the wind is at our backs?
    As we're still fighting two right now, I don't think that's true.

    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: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Whipsnade View Post
    Are the money spent trying to impeach a President for a bj.
    You mean obstruction of justice by the accused rapist William Jefferson BJ Clinton? He lost his law license. And, no doubt still has sex with only the fattest of interns.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If spending = strength, then we should be.

    Oh, we still need a military that is stronger than that of Russia. We just shouldn't have to spend six or seven times as much as they do to accomplish that end.
    Again, I'm not saying that we need to dump the military, just that we don't have to spend as much as we do in order to be safe.

    When it comes to cutting spending, we can't have sacred cows. We can't put a large part of the budget aside and say, "Oh, the cuts will have to come from somewhere else." Everything has to be considered.

    Not that it matters. It's not as if we have any real fiscal conservatives elected anyway.
    Are you for the draft then and conscripts? That should bring our military costs in line with most other nations.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    As we're still fighting two right now, I don't think that's true.
    Where are we fighting two wars?
    What is our troop level in Afghanistan? Is it about 130K?

    And Iraq? 10K?

    Afghanistan requires a million. We are fighting 1/10th of a war.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Where are we fighting two wars?
    What is our troop level in Afghanistan? Is it about 130K?

    And Iraq? 10K?

    Afghanistan requires a million. We are fighting 1/10th of a war.
    And over kill at that, doing more nation building than fighting any nation. But two all the same.

    Btw, if we really did meter into a huge conflict, the draft is still possible. Just thought I'd mention that.

    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: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And over kill at that, doing more nation building than fighting any nation. But two all the same.

    Btw, if we really did meter into a huge conflict, the draft is still possible. Just thought I'd mention that.
    Which gets us back to come as you are wars.

    The One says the war in Iraq is over.

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    Re: Tom DeLay Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Which gets us back to come as you are wars.

    The One says the war in Iraq is over.
    Still there. But we fought in both places.

    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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