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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:17 PM
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You think the next time some bonehead wants to go to war Americans will ask how much it gonna cost?
What do you think?

Don
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:20 PM
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1. Asked and lied too, last time. Sure it won't be any different next time, either.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:24 PM
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2. Don't worry ...
Iraq's oil will pay for it.
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onethatcares Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:30 PM
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3. rummy did tell us,
it was gonna be a cakewalk and we'd zip in and out establishing democracy in the middle east and pay for it all with the oil program.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:33 PM
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4. Here's how it went the last time..
I doubt it will be all that different the next time..

http://www.ntua.gr/lurk/making/warprayer.html

The War Prayer
by Mark Twain

It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their new uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with voices choked with happy emotion as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts, and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running down their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country, and invoked the God of Battles beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpourings of fervid eloquence which moved every listener. It was indeed a glad and gracious time, and the half dozen rash spirits that ventured to disapprove of the war and cast a doubt upon its righteousness straightway got such a stern and angry warning that for their personal safety's sake they quickly shrank out of sight and offended no more in that way.

(snip much)
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Mika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:35 PM
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5. People on TV still say that "America is the wealthiest, greatest country in the world".
So, who cares how much destroying another civilization and annihilating millions costs?


:sarcasm:


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Jeep789 Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:15 PM
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6. Freedom isn't free
and other bs lines should work again. Sadly, Americans, in general, seem to love violence, price be damned.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:16 PM
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7. Not when the Pentagon and the politicians trot out the scary bogeymen. EEEK!
"The land of the free and the home of the brave."

One of 'Murkas enduring conceits without foundation.

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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:17 PM
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8. The High Church of Redemptive Violence doesn't need an accounting
Are you questioning the national religion of the United States, you heretic?
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