Comments: You must have served to make policy?

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Let me clear something up. It is clear to me that Dean was saying that you can't trust Cheney, Rove and Bush to make good decisions. The evidence supports Dean's position.

Now if you think Bush is doing a good job, in spite of all of the evidence to the contrary, that is something I can't help you with.

As far as Ryan is concerned. Yes, he should be in if he thinks this war on teror is legit. (If he doesn't and he is just pimping it for partisan gain - that is between him and God. My faith tells me he will be punished accordingly.)

While you keep trying to make some hay out of Kosovo, I think I have explained previously that your logic is flawed since it does not take into account the scope and scale of Iraq vs. Kosovo.

Posted by jason at June 22, 2006 08:57 PM

That doesn't "clear up" what Dean said at all, Jason.

If you believe Ryan et. al should sign up for believing in [an increasingly unpopular] military action, then others can call you and others "un-American" for NOT believing in a [popular] military action. Fair enough?

Re: Kosovo -- your comments are irrelevant. If you believed so much in the action (and elsewhere, too) you should have signed up, or, at least inquired if you could get action there if you DID sign up. The larger size of the Iraq campaign is irrelevant to my point.

Posted by Hube at June 22, 2006 09:25 PM

As I recall, Dean dodged service with a bum knee -- and then spent the time he should have spent in the military working the slopes at a ski resort.

So let's make this clear -- we can't trust a damn thing out of How-weird Dean's mouth when it comes to militar/defense/foreign policy -- he told us so himself.

Posted by Rhymes With Right at June 22, 2006 10:38 PM

If only those who are serving or have served abroad can support a war, then it follows that they can be the only ones to determine if they shouldn't go. That is, they know best which wars to enter and which to avoid. You are advocating an independant military or a government run by the military. Neither is a good idea.

If Dean's Law is to be followed, Hillary is obviously out as a Democrat candidate. Likewise John Edwards, Mark Warner, Condi Rice, Rudy Guilani, Mitt Romney, Russ Feingold, Joe Biden....

I guess we should just have a Junta and install Generalissimo Pace as Supreme Commendant

Posted by Duffy at June 23, 2006 09:28 AM

Why do you guys continue to defend Bush, Cheney and Rove?

I would not want to be in a war run by these guys, and based on your presence here, neither would you.

Can't anybody admit that they are doing a crappy job?

Posted by jason at June 23, 2006 10:56 AM

Why do continue to go off on irrelevant tangents, Jason? How many times do I, personally, have to say that I am against the war?

But the difference between me and you (the visceral Left) is that despite my disapproval of being over there, since we're there, I want to see a positive ultimate outcome. I certainly disagree with many aspects of the Bush administration's direction of the war, but IMO the Democrat alternative -- if there even IS one -- is worse!

Posted by Hube at June 23, 2006 11:01 AM

I want to see a positive ultimate outcome.

What was the definition of insanity again..? Something about doing the same thing over and over.

Posted by jason at June 23, 2006 11:27 AM

... and the Democrats' plan is ....?

Um, uh, er, ....

Posted by Hube at June 23, 2006 12:22 PM


You know alot about Costa Rica. Did they "cut and run" or did they excersize common sense?

Posted by jason at June 23, 2006 01:01 PM

Cosat Rica has no formal military. How exactly does their view enter into what should be done now?

Um, uh, er ....

Posted by Hube at June 23, 2006 01:22 PM

Dang. You can't cut and run any more than abolishing your whole army in 1949.

They have to be the world wide champions of cutting and running. Maybe the swiss have a slight edge. But Costa rica is up there.

Posted by jason at June 23, 2006 02:00 PM

Maybe that's why CR is frequently referred to as the "Switzerland of the Americas," Jase.

Posted by Hube at June 23, 2006 02:03 PM

I'm leanring new stuff everyday.

It is great to be a liberal.

Posted by jason at June 23, 2006 02:13 PM

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