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Are Geneva Conventions outdated?
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Bob - I have a serious stake that they do well over there. My son is now in the Marines. He enters bootcamp in July and has been working out with the local reserve unit for the past 6 months. He wants to go to Afghanistan and has no qualmes about going to Iraq. I want this mission over there to succeed more than you can imagine.

So yes - I wish them well. Also I wish them well as I am fomer military. So I have nothing but respect for the men and women who serve our country.

What I do not like is how Bush has endangered each and every one of them with reckless policies that are spreading all of our troops too thin. this is dangerous. Yes - I know we are in a transition period but honestly I think the extent of the transition Rumsfeld is calling for has been a failure in light of Iraq - meaning we are not properly prepared to do long term occupations and the job of nation building of any country until we beef up the numbers of troops and plan realistically on how we will use them.

My point is what Bush is doing hurts morale, troop readiness and our commitments in other places in the world...this is damaging.

But we will adapt. We always do. But if we had not gone into Iraq - or waited until we could do the job properly with the larger force inisted on by many Generals including General Zinni and many others - we would not be in this mess we find ourselves in now. And this is a shame - too many people are dying on both sides and this damages our reputation and hurts realtions with the very countries we are trying to influence.

As for Michael Moore - a real American character with something valuable to add to any conversation about politics. We need many more of him - both left and right. Because when some republicans call out for silence from the opposition - we need more voices to drown them out of the picture. Republcians are not the only patriots - And I sincerely think Moore is a bigger and more important patriot than say a Tom Delay or Rush Limbaugh or even a Dick Cheney. Among others.

Just my 2 bits.
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Are Geneva Conventions outdated? - by mv - 05-31-2004, 06:48 PM
[No subject] - by John L - 05-31-2004, 06:57 PM
[No subject] - by mv - 05-31-2004, 06:59 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-01-2004, 11:47 AM
[No subject] - by pickled shuttlecock - 06-01-2004, 06:22 PM
[No subject] - by Aretstikapha - 06-01-2004, 06:36 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-01-2004, 06:54 PM
[No subject] - by Baldar - 06-01-2004, 08:37 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-01-2004, 09:25 PM
[No subject] - by mv - 06-03-2004, 02:08 PM
[No subject] - by ag - 06-03-2004, 02:44 PM
[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-03-2004, 10:38 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-03-2004, 10:50 PM
[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-03-2004, 11:17 PM
[No subject] - by ag - 06-03-2004, 11:23 PM
[No subject] - by mv - 06-03-2004, 11:31 PM
[No subject] - by Baldar - 06-03-2004, 11:34 PM
[No subject] - by mv - 06-03-2004, 11:38 PM
[No subject] - by Baldar - 06-03-2004, 11:52 PM
[No subject] - by mv - 06-04-2004, 12:09 AM
[No subject] - by mv - 06-04-2004, 01:23 AM
[No subject] - by Baldar - 06-04-2004, 01:28 AM
[No subject] - by mv - 06-04-2004, 01:39 AM
[No subject] - by Baldar - 06-04-2004, 09:23 AM
[No subject] - by Baldar - 06-04-2004, 09:25 AM
[No subject] - by bob - 06-04-2004, 10:41 AM
[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-04-2004, 12:07 PM
[No subject] - by mv - 06-04-2004, 04:44 PM
[No subject] - by bob - 06-04-2004, 04:54 PM
[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-04-2004, 05:17 PM
[No subject] - by bob - 06-04-2004, 07:05 PM
[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-05-2004, 09:43 PM
[No subject] - by bob - 06-06-2004, 06:59 AM
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[No subject] - by ag - 06-06-2004, 06:48 PM
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[No subject] - by bob - 06-07-2004, 09:10 AM
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[No subject] - by bob - 06-08-2004, 02:59 PM
[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-08-2004, 05:49 PM
[No subject] - by bob - 06-08-2004, 07:43 PM
[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-09-2004, 01:34 AM
[No subject] - by bob - 06-09-2004, 01:59 PM
[No subject] - by WmLambert - 06-09-2004, 10:41 PM
[No subject] - by bob - 06-10-2004, 08:58 AM
[No subject] - by Murdok - 06-10-2004, 03:23 PM
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