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Julien Sorel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-03 05:41 PM
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36. Two comments:
Acknowledging the presence of his wife Patty, he praised her selflessness, elegance and courage. "You have seen me at my worst and stuck with me... and you've seen me at my best and chuckled in disbelief. Throughout it all, your patience, your balance, your encouragement and your love and support have sustained me. You stood beside my hospital bed for days, helped me learn to walk a second time, enabled me to regain confidence and a sense of direction, helped me reestablish a professional career, moved our children and our household 31 times and always, always, provided great strength when it was needed most. You could have been and done anything you chose... yet you chose to be a soldier's wife. The profound grace of that decision has blessed me immeasurably."

This was truly touching -- his wife must be an amazing woman, and he must be a pretty high-class guy to have deserved her.


Shinseki's tour of duty as chief of staff was marked by clashes with Pentagon officials specifically Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz. One issue had to do with the size of the peacekeeping force required for postwar Iraq. Shinseki went on record mentioning some 200,000 troops, a figure Wolfowitz publicly dismissed as "wildly off the mark." As things now stand, it would appear that Shinseki was not too far off the mark. Both Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz were no-shows at Shinseki's last formation.

How low-class can you be. The least these two chicken hawks could have done was to show up at the retirement of The Chief Of Staff for the United States Army, whatever professional differences they had. Shinseki clearly exemplified the very best this country stands for; that deserves honoring, regardless of their differing visions over the future of the military. What punks.

I remember when Shinseki retired people were hoping he'd run for office. I doubt it will happen, but one can hope.
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  -Would Dean announce Clark as his running mate before primaries start? kentuck  Aug-23-03 04:47 PM   #0 
  - "Would Clark announce Dean as his running mate before primaries start?"  TakebackAmerica   Aug-23-03 04:50 PM   #1 
  - I don't think so...  kentuck   Aug-23-03 04:53 PM   # 
  - Clark does NOT  Pepperbelly   Aug-23-03 04:55 PM   #3 
     - Sorry Pepperbelly...I did not mean to insinuate that...  kentuck   Aug-23-03 05:03 PM   #5 
        - Personally ...  Pepperbelly   Aug-23-03 05:06 PM   #7 
           - you may be right....  kentuck   Aug-23-03 05:13 PM   #18 
              - Wesley was raised lower middle class ...  Pepperbelly   Aug-23-03 05:16 PM   #21 
                 - I realize that you know him personally, Pepperbelly...  kentuck   Aug-23-03 05:21 PM   #26 
                    - I guess this is a fight we will have to carry to the ballot box and ...  Pepperbelly   Aug-23-03 05:26 PM   #28 
                    - Yep!  kentuck   Aug-23-03 05:26 PM   #29 
                    - we need strong military AND civilian leaders in 2004  disgruntella   Aug-23-03 05:38 PM   #35 
                    - I admit there are too many George Patton wannabes in the military  Sinistrous   Aug-23-03 05:55 PM   #40 
  - Please...  shockandawed   Aug-23-03 05:03 PM   #4 
     - The Democratic Party is the "anti-war" party?  tjdee   Aug-23-03 05:06 PM   #8 
     - You don't know Wesley if that is what you believe.  Pepperbelly   Aug-23-03 05:07 PM   #10 
     - That Was A Mean Spirited Thing To Say  DemocratSinceBirth   Aug-23-03 06:02 PM   #41 
     - Anti-War party????  sgr2   Aug-23-03 06:42 PM   #47 
  - Clark's goin for the top  RageAgainstTheirMachine   Aug-23-03 04:53 PM   #2 
  - yeah, so what?  shockandawed   Aug-23-03 05:08 PM   #11 
     - Personally ...  Pepperbelly   Aug-23-03 05:10 PM   #16 
     - What are you TALKING about?  tjdee   Aug-23-03 05:12 PM   #17 
     - Why do we have to be so loud and confrontational about it ?  kentuck   Aug-23-03 05:16 PM   #22 
     - Narrowly Focused Idealist  DemocratSinceBirth   Aug-23-03 06:04 PM   #42 
  - Gore/Clark would be the real dream team.  vvera   Aug-23-03 05:04 PM   #6 
  - yeah, if you are having trouble sleeping  shockandawed   Aug-23-03 05:08 PM   #13 
     - You don't like Clark and you don't like Gore ??  kentuck   Aug-23-03 05:18 PM   #25 
        - Thank You  DemocratSinceBirth   Aug-23-03 06:12 PM   #45 
  - It would be the height of arrogance for any candidate  IndianaGreen   Aug-23-03 05:06 PM   #9 
  - Bustamante, as in Lieberman's campaign's chair in CA?  tjdee   Aug-23-03 05:09 PM   #15 
     - Cruz is our man in Sacramento  IndianaGreen   Aug-23-03 05:13 PM   #19 
        - Yes, and I support him in that endeavor if the recall goes forward...  tjdee   Aug-23-03 05:16 PM   #23 
  - Of course he wouldn't.  tjdee   Aug-23-03 05:08 PM   #12 
  - my guess:  Cush   Aug-23-03 05:09 PM   #14 
  - maybe  w4rma   Aug-23-03 05:31 PM   #32 
  - I would support either ticket  classicfilmfan   Aug-23-03 05:47 PM   #38 
  - No, and a bad idea.  poskonig   Aug-23-03 05:14 PM   #20 
  - Well ...  Pepperbelly   Aug-23-03 05:17 PM   #24 
  - Very true Pepperbelly...  kentuck   Aug-23-03 05:25 PM   #27 
     - old friend Kentuck ...  Pepperbelly   Aug-23-03 05:30 PM   #31 
  - If we are going to have an ex-military VP, I'll take Shinseki over Clark  IndianaGreen   Aug-23-03 05:27 PM   #30 
     - There are other issues other than the invasion of Iraq  w4rma   Aug-23-03 05:38 PM   #34 
     - Two comments:  BillyBunter   Aug-23-03 05:41 PM   #36 
     - I Read Shinseki Is Going To Run For a Senate Seat In Hawaii  DemocratSinceBirth   Aug-23-03 06:07 PM   #44 
        - There is some speculation that Shinseki might run for Senate at some point  w4rma   Aug-23-03 06:28 PM   #46 
  - if he does that hell become the next president  Kamika   Aug-23-03 05:32 PM   #33 
  - Clark is probably the more effective spokesman--it would be a shame if  snyttri   Aug-23-03 05:41 PM   #37 
  - It would be good for Dean and Clark to show just how bold they are,  mandyky   Aug-23-03 05:55 PM   #39 
  - They'd get the 'nom easy, that's for sure.  poskonig   Aug-23-03 06:04 PM   #43 
  - Neither of these guys has Washington experience  realFedUp   Aug-23-03 06:44 PM   #48 
  - It would hurt him I think......I don't see a mesh in those two  KoKo01   Aug-23-03 06:55 PM   #49 

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