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ncteechur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 11:58 PM
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GEORGE ALLEN HATES VETERANS!!!!
And now many of them apparently hate him!

He's a dumbass!
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:01 AM
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1. Virginian-Pilot endorses WEBB
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:20 AM
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5. I like Webb for the same reasons as the pilot.
He's a good man and would do well in the Senate.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 01:02 AM
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8. This bit is great--very direct
...Personal understanding of cultural forces in the Middle East and an innate skepticism governed Webb's courageous decision to speak out against the war in Iraq before it ever began. He took that once-lonely view long before events proved him right.

How much better if the nation had listened when Webb wrote in September 2002: "The issue before us is not simply whether the United States should end the regime of Saddam Hussein, but whether we as a nation are prepared to physically occupy territory in the Middle East for the next 30 to 50 years.

"Those who are pushing for a unilateral war in Iraq know full well that there is no exit strategy if we invade and stay."

Now, again correctly, he promotes a diplomacy-based solution as the best, fragile hope of extracting the nation from a bloody quagmire and restoring some semblance of order to Iraq. A serious student of history and world affairs, Webb time and again displays a deep understanding of political and military realities in global hot spots. ..

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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:01 AM
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2. I obviously missed something here.
What exactly did he do to piss some vets off? Thanks.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:05 AM
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3. Probably referring to the Webb novel flap...
The books that Allen is trashing are exceptionally popular with military veterans...

I have run into some comments from various bloggers that are reporting extreme anger among the military people they know!

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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:07 AM
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4. Here
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ncteechur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:26 AM
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6. Is there a way to catapault this propaganda so that these military
folks' disgust with Allen can be heard by all of Virginia?
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 12:47 AM
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7. How about the Stars and Stripes?
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