In no way do I long for the days of firehosing black people, forced segregation, lack of rights for women, and the like. It's a myth that the olden days were better days.
TODAY is the best day, because there is still an opportunity for change.
I don't care if the photos get released. It's already known and reported by a credible source. I just wish someone could tell us what to expect in the next few years, and how to prepare. Are we going to have a nuclear war? Will we call it "isotopically enhanced negotiations"? Will there be a great depression? Will we call it a "Prosperity Stimulus?" Will we have a civil war? Will we call it a "Factionally sensitive dispute"? Will Obama smile at us the whole time? Have we always been at war with Eastasia, or was it Eurasia? Will there, in fact, be a boot stamping on a human face forever?
The newspaper says you're free to choose; there's egg on your face and mud on your shoes; one of these days you're going to call it the blues.
--Sowing the Seeds of Love, Tears for Fears
Last edited by EdwardRN; 05-28-09 at 09:46 AM.
We are hated, percieved to be the occupiers. US and UK troops are not wanted. We should cut our losses, pay compensation on those we have abused, say sorry, leave and keep our military on our soil
Last edited by Laila; 05-28-09 at 09:48 AM.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
Too many Americans simply have too much personal decency to forget. I think you are underestimating the swell of opinion in this country in regards to this issue.
Enough pictures have already been aired to make the point.
To be honest, I find the best commentators on this subject to be our military personnel, who fully understand the longterm ramifications of this issue. I trust them to handle it.