Re: [Scouter_T] Patriot's Day
New articles today:
The Graduate Assembly President says she was "misquoted". The
university president says "[She] does not speak for the university.
I speak for the university,"
Interesting reads on two different sides of the same issue.
THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Cal Berkeley reverses ribbon decision
Students claim officials feared patriotic colors would
--Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
Campus insists 9-11 will be patriotic On defensive after
reported exclusion of 'divisive' activities
--San Jose Mercury News
A thought on a related point: I've heard a number of charges
lately in the press and on talk radio that if we go to war in Iraq
or anywhere else in the ME, it would be purely political and only for
oil. While I disagree with portions of that line of reasoning,
I did have a thought.
When the US got into WWI, the American public was against it, the
administration was for it. It took the torpedoing of the Lusitania
to get us involved.
For WWII, we now know that FDR knew of the attack on Pearl Harbor, but
refused to pass the info,, or allow it to be passed, to create and
excuse for the US going to war against Japan and Germany. And WWII
did have an effect on raising the US economy out of the aftermath of the Depression.
Just some idle thoughts...
> From: "Richard E (Rick) Rambo" <krrambo@...>
> Date: 2002/09/06 Fri PM 08:23:07 EDT
> To: <email@example.com>
> Subject: RE: [Scouter_T] Patriot's Day
> Yes, and the ribbons that they will wear are white only, no red or blue
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> From: Scouter Chuck [mailto:antelope95@...]