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January 4th, 2006  
Originally Posted by Doc.S
Hey redleg.... I didn't see this one until today! Great initiative sir

All of those quotes are very much applicable and to the point, particularly the one from Doc. S. However I fell that Sherman got it in a nutshell:

"I have been where you are now and I know just how you feel. It is entirely natural that there should beat in the breast of every one of you a hope and desire that some day you can use the skill you have acquired here. Suppress it! You don't know the horrible aspects of war. I've been through two wars and I know. I've seen cities and homes in ashes. I've seen thousands of men lying on the ground, their dead faces looking up at the skies. I tell you, war is hell!"

General Sherman
January 4th, 2006  
Chief Bones

I don't have a problem with your decision to split into two sections.

The REAL problem is that when you get into a discussion about military matters it is IMPOSSIBLE to ignore the political ramifications.

From there you get into the inevitable political hoopla that you would expect.

Expect to still see problems with this one. (Sorry)
January 4th, 2006  
Whispering Death
Chief Bones, it really isn't. There is discussing the politics of a situation and discussing things "politically".

In other words I can talk about: "For America to win the Iraq war, George Bush needs to keep his poll numbers up."

And then I can say, "The Iraq war is the right thing at the right time for America to do and these liberals who opose it are hurting America and putting our troops in danger!"