Comments: WAR

Your Government has unmistakable confidence in your ability to hear the worst, without flinching or losing heart. You must, in turn, have complete confidence that your Government is keeping nothing from you except information that will help the enemy in his attempt to destroy us. In a democracy there is always a solemn pact of truth between government and the people, but there must also always be a full use of discretion, and that word "discretion" applies to the critics of government as well.

Problem with that paragraph it that since 1946 government has done about zero to deserve OUR confidence, and has done a shitload to diserve our mistrust. Fifty one years of lies have a way of creeping up and biting you in the ass as the executive, and legaslative branches are finding out.

Posted by BubbaBoBobBrain at April 12, 2007 05:00 PM

Did you catch this part:
"We Americans will contribute unified production and unified acceptance of sacrifice and of effort. That means a national unity that can know no limitations of race or creed or selfish politics. The American people expect that much from themselves. And the American people will find ways and means of expressing their determination to their enemies..."

Contrast that statement to all the bickering in Washington about setting deadlines and pulling out. "A national unity that can know no limitations of ... selfish politics." President Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave over the actions of politicians this last month. And expressing determination?! Apparently the only determination our politicians can express these days is a determination to give up the fight and abandon our military members at home and abroad!

Posted by InTheAirForceAgain at April 13, 2007 10:08 AM