Re: [anthroposophy_tomorrow] Re: Moore & Bush
>> ...when Michael Moore notes that the military of this country tendsBryan:
>> to be made up of poor and working class men and women... folks the "system"
>> is rigged against from the word go. But still, they volunteer to serve and
>> protect us, to give up their lives for us, and "all they ask in return is
>> that we promise not to put them in harms way unless truly and absolutely
> I see. There are situations when war is truly and absolutely necessary.Of course. The question Michael Moore is asking, along with many other folks,
is: Was THIS war -- the war in Iraq -- necessary? Especially given the needs
of the war and reconstruction in Afghanistan, the need for greater expenditure
on 'homeland security', the way intelligence was twisted (to conform to
BushCo's pre-existing beliefs), and on and on and on. Especially given that
the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has served as a recruiting tool
for the very terrorists BushCo claims to oppose -- and predictably so, if Bush
& co had bothered to ask anyone who has studied the middle east and its
politics (which according to my friends who do, they pretty much didn't).
>> Or as John Kerry famously asked back in the early 1970's -- How do you askBryan:
>> someone to be the last man to die for a mistake?
> He should be able to answer this himself now. Last I heard, he wasYeah, he's caught himself between a rock and a hard place there. On the other
> against pulling our troops from Iraq.
hand, it would be hard to make more of a hash of it than our current Fearless
Leaders have done. At least Kerry has some first-hand exposure to combat,
which one hopes will help keep him honest...
Musing on the nuances and hard choices inherent in service to one's country,