There Just Isn’t a Draft – Dangit!

Can’t you just hear the frustation of the angry, dissatisfied leftie in this little missive:

The apparent indifference in the voters to the fact that we torture tells me that people are not paying attention to what our country does. And the support of the Iraq war suggests that most families remain untouched, since our soldiers are all volunteers.

But has anyone considered the possibility that if we continue on this path, the military draft will return?

Our country was aroused to protest the Vietnam War because all had to serve. Democracy can only survive if the voters inform themselves about the issues and the candidates.

MARJORIE AFTERMAN

San Francisco

I’ll make a little guess and say that with the name Marjorie this person is of the female persuasion.  Interesting how she can say that all had to serve when she was never, ever subject to the draft.  So right away it was possible for her to attend Bezerkley and smoke dope and put flowers in her hair and march against the war – she was never subject to service.  In fact all the smelly, dope-smoking idiots at college during that time, men and women, were exempt from the draft.  Again – what was that about all having to serve?

Lots of people were subject to the draft – men only – and lots of men and women also volunteered to serve their country knowing that a war was on and that they might be killed.  Just as lots of men and women stand up and volunteer today with the same prospect.

It wasn’t the fact that there was a draft that ultimately lost the war.  It was the fact that America lost its will and decided they could just abandon our allies and the sacrifice of our soldiers.  But right up to today you can talk to those who served and while they admit that they were not lead and used in a way that allowed America to win, the vast majority are proud of their service.

But you and your anti-war idiots did accomplish something with your cheering for the Communist dictators who were killing our own sons – you were able to get America to lose a war.  To sacrifice all that blood and treasure and then literally turn our backs on the South Vietnamese in their time of ultimate sacrifice and watch them be slaughtered.  While the Democrat Congress purposely voted to refuse them the money and arms that they wished to fight on their own.

And you want to do the same exact thing today.  And as long as I have breath I will do everything I can to make sure you do not.

Nowledje Iz Pawr

I don\'t know history - but I know Nazi is a bad name

The most beloved emblems of the modern Olympics have a decidedly dark past.

The torch relay that culminates in the ceremonial lighting of the flame at Olympic stadium was ordered by Adolf Hitler, who tried to turn the 1936 Berlin Games into a celebration of the Third Reich.

And it was Hitler’s Nazi propaganda machine that popularized the five interlocking rings as the symbol of the Games.

Oh No You Don’t Pablo

Neptunus Lex actually did serve – putting his life on the line. But people like Pablo show up an “protest” with their lies and distortions.

clipped from www.neptunuslex.com
Paredes said later that he had served five years in the Navy and that people of color like himself bore the brunt of military service.
“I think the color of my skin shouldn’t make me be on the front line,” Paredes said, adding that he left the Navy because he refused orders and opposed the war in Iraq.
No you don’t Pablo. You don’t get to flash the race card after having volunteered to serve your country. Nor do you get to seize the moral high ground:  After having enjoyed peacetime service in Japan you deliberately missed ship’s movement and shirked your duty to avoid a very minimal risk in sailing to the Arabian Gulf. You don’t get to claim front line service when you bailed on your shipmates and forced someone else to cover your watch, to take your spot on the line. You don’t get to pander and trot out tired lies. You don’t get to be the hero – you passed on that chance.
And you didn’t leave the Navy. We kicked your chump ass out.
Coward. Oath breaker. Buddy f*cker.

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Outcome of Burma Demonstrations

Why wouldn’t they think it will be forgotten? All the others have been swept under the rug.

clipped from junkyardblog.net
the Burmese demonstrations were doomed. The only price the Burmese regime will pay for its apparent murder of thousands of Buddhist monks is mocking and ill will from the global intelligentsia. The Burmese tyrants knew that, too, and that’s why they did it.If there’s anything good that may come from the monks’ stand, it’s that some of that anger is landing on Burma’s patrons in Beijing. Which reminds me of a certain picture. Remember this guy?

Yeah, he’s probably dead or in hiding. And (thanks to Google) you’ll have a tough time even finding that picture from the Chinese internet.* It’s like the whole 1989 thing never even happened. And that’s how 2007 is going to be in Burma. They’re a little cruder about it, but inside Burma those pictures of dead monks are going to disappear, just like the inconvenient monks themselves, and just like those who took those inconvenient pictures.

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