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Did the vets who died fighting for freedom and democracy say that if, in the future, a President started some wars, attacked America’s freedoms, and let his buddies help themselves to tons of taxpayers’ money, that it was worth their sacrifice if he just walked away without once saying “sorry!”?


Today, Rush and Bill O’Reilly, etc. can glibly explain how such conduct would indeed be the very things that were worth the boys’ lives.


Bush has become the patron saint of fowl-ups and thereby a great inspiration to weasels who emulate war profiteers who can ignore completely the word “conscience.”


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The terrorist leaders are ridiculed for telling their disciples that their deaths are commendable because they help spread the basic philosophy, but when America’s President turns war into a cash grab, the Rush Sean and Bill crowd stress that it is still possible to become wealthy in America. 


How many of the conservative voices that are so adamant when they stress patriotism actually served in the armed forces?  They (most likely) wouldn’t urge soldiers on the battlefield to take anything of value from a dead comrade’s corps, so why don’ they condemn the war profiteers?  Oh, yeah, they might help pay the talkers large salaries and everyone knows you don’t bite the hand that feeds you.


The members of the Armed Forces that died in combat can not speak out for justice, but the sombre aspect of Remembrance Day should be regarded as a voice crying out   for justice.  

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Anyone who seriously wants to show his or her respect for the casualties of war, can’t let justice slide and be taken seriously.


Rush, Sean, Bill: actions speak louder than words so if you want to honour the war dead then please don’t sully their memory by praising the accomplishments of the Bush Junta. 


How long before the wealthy conservative talk show hosts start urging their listeners to donate precious “bad times” dollars to the Bush Library? 


Rose Porter Stokes said: “Surely there is not a capitalist or well-informed person in this world today who believes that [World War I] is being fought to make the world safe for democracy. It is being fought to make the world safe for capital.”


Now, the disk jockey will play “Over There.”  We’ll have a moment of silence.

Have a “they shall not have died in vain” type week.

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BP graduated from college in the mid sixties (at the bottom of the class?) He told his draft board that Vietnam could be won without his participation. He is still appologizing for that mistake. He received his fist photo lesson from a future (more...)

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