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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-04 06:10 AM
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36. That part is news to me
Young has occasionally (at least) criticized our military adventures, too. But it's very possible my views about his politics have been filtered through his supporters -- I don't keep close tabs on the man, but I've been hearing the intense critics off-and-on for two decades, and they all seem to point to a few bone-headed remarks he made 22 or 23 years ago, especially the one about paraplegic people "standing on their own two feet".

A lot of people have been supporters of a "strong military", generally as a reaction to hatred of the USA abroad. Now that the "strong military" is being used as the diplomatic arm of a corrupt domestic regime intent on unapologetically imposing its will, a lot of those same people are having second thoughts.

But it's a hell of a way to convince people of the folly of making war.

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