If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
She wants her son to receive the support that he and his comrades need to win the fight.
Or go back in time 4 years
She wants her son and his comrades to be brought out of harms way and removed from a war we shouldn't be in and has no defintive way to achieve victory.
Do you HONESTLY believe that parents calling for the end of the Iraq War was doing so becasue they wanted to undercut the troops effort and not because they simply wanted their children safe? Do you think the majority were going "mwhahaha, here's how we can screw Bush and stop this war effort, by taking advantage of our sons situation" and not going "I just want my baby back safe and sound".?
The REASON these parents are likely saying what they're saying, when it comes down to it, is that they want THEIR CHILD safe. This is a fully reasonable, understandable, natural mentality for parents. I'd rather that almost no parent is pleaing for something to be done in regards to this war and relating to their child that is for a reason other than they think it will best help their child.....people just disagree on what will best help them.
But its for those reasons that a President should, in no way, decide on military strategy based on what PARENTS want. This is because a Presidents care first and foremost should be for the well being of the country while a Parents care first and foremost is likely to be for their child...and soemtimes those things may not be one in the same.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
He is failing to follow his own pre election rhetotric and March 27 speech.
He is failing to lead.
He is failing.
Our troops have to hate it.
Our enemies savor it.
WORDS... JUST WORDS.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNNmJ70l1zA"]YouTube- March 27, 2009: The Day in 100 Seconds[/ame]
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I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
It's hillarious how the Libbos have changed the nature of political debate since their boy got into office. Ya'll weren't saying that a few years ago.
We need to raise taxes on rich guys like me to pay for the wars Bush mismanaged.
The latter is defeatism, regardless of the motivation, it's still defeatism. History has proven that anti-war dissent only prolongs the war, it doesn't shorten it. We could have wrapped Vietnam up by '68, if not for the war protestors.
http://www.debatepolitics.com/archiv...tml#post588599 (Sheehan vs Pelosi)
http://www.debatepolitics.com/archiv...tml#post505741 (Howard Dean Demands GOP Candidates Denounce Ann Coulter for Referring to John Edwards)Pelosi and Sheehan have nothing in common. Sheehan is a man.
Now go bother your parents I'm tired of you following me around. Trust me on this one. Unlike you - consistency and words like logic aren't things I have trouble with.Holding hands with Hugo Chavez doesn't need demonizing. She's holding hands with a self professed enemy of the U.S.A.. Doesn't get much worse then that IMO. She's a lady who wont get over the fact that her son signed up for the military. He accepted to take all the risks involved in that particular line of work. He died. I feel sorry for her and her son. However dying is a risk people who join the military take. She can't blame the president for a choice her son made. She might as well blame Congress for providing the funding for this war or the 3/4 Americans who supported Bush when this war started.
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I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK