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December 02, 2009


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It's really about Pakistan and keeping them within our reach. Somebody has to keep India safe so IBM and GE can outsource.


As LBJ said ... "We are not about to send American boys nine or ten thousand miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves." Substitute the word Afghan for Asian and current events take on an eerie familiarity.

Ben Masel

The Obama West Point speech is eerily reminiscent of Johnson's April 7, 1965 address, "Peace without Conquest."

"Why must we take this painful road?

Why must this Nation hazard its ease, and its interest, and its power for the sake of a people so far away?

We fight because we must fight if we are to live in a world where every country can shape its own destiny. And only in such a world will our own freedom be finally secure.

This kind of world will never be built by bombs or bullets. Yet the infirmities of man are such that force must often precede reason, and the waste of war, the works of peace.

We wish that this were not so. But we must deal with the world as it is, if it is ever to be as we wish.

The world as it is in Asia is not a serene or peaceful place."{

Karen Schubeck

I just listened to Sen. Feingold discuss Afghanistan and the presidents new escallation. His comments were what I had expected to hear from President Obama. I am angry and saddened. I think that we all need to call for the immediate dismissal of Secretary Gates. He is a carryover of the previous incapable and bumbling administration. What can we do to make this happen. Paul give us a roadmap. Also, Sen Feingold indicated that the Afghan escallation is still being faught. Do we need to organize a march in Madison or Milwaukee to show our support for stopping this action. We need visibility. I was going to actively support Pres. Obama and now I will not.

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