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catforclark2004 Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:38 PM
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Robert Scheer: Let the General Lead Democrats' Charge


In my reckless youth I briefly sported an "I like Ike" button, which didn't go over particularly well in my corner of the Bronx, where support of even a moderate Republican represented a betrayal of everything decent.

In hindsight, though, I was right the genial general-turned-president proved to be a warrior for peace and an important critic of what he saw as a "military-industrial complex" that threatened the very fabric of democracy: "We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-sc...

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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:47 PM
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1. Pres. Ike was no warrior for peace
Under his Admin, the US deposed Iran's democracy and installed a tyrant, the Shah of Iran, and we and the Iranians are still suffering the consequences of that decision. Ike also sent the Marines into Guatamala to prevent the possiblity of United Fruit Co. losing some of its land to the peasants.

We don't need a general as president. They are more trouble than they are worth.
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catforclark2004 Donating Member (208 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 03:50 PM
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2. Thanks for the Crystal Ball.....
That's your humble opinion, of course.
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rudeboy666 Donating Member (959 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:00 PM
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4. Time to enlighten Mr. Scheer
I'm pretty sure that a longtime lefty like him is unaware of Mr. Ikes transgressions. ;-)
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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:01 PM
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5. Yep, every general is exactly the same. The heck with 'em all.
How open-minded of you.

:eyes:
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wakfs Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:03 PM
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6. Not to mention Vietnam
and the idiotic policies of the Dulles brothers.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:00 PM
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3. First Moore and now Scheer...both republican schills... ..
I mean that's clearly the only reason either of these two astute minds with impeccable liberal credentials would say kind words about a man who the experts on a message board are convinced is a republican, right?





sarcasm....off
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Larkspur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 01:36 PM
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8. Didn't Moore support Nader in 2000
saying that there was no difference between Gore and Bush? Oh, but he wrote "Stupid White Men", so I guess he's forgiven :eyes:. At least he must have been looking in the mirror when he wrote that book.

What kind of drugs does Moore take?
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:40 PM
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7. i love robert scheer
still supporting kerry though.
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