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  1. Max Planck

    We’re all waiting for you to enlist.

    1. RonRonDoRon

      Are you suggesting that only members of the armed forces can have opinions on foreign policy?

      1. Max Planck

        No. I’m suggesting that the biggest cheerleaders for American “leadership” i.e., sending someone else’s kid 5000 miles away to shoot at some goatherders ought to watch their mouths.

        In the meantime, State confirmed there was no known use of chemical weapons in Syria. The is like Pletka’s other piece. “Chemical weapons might have been used” equals “Chuck Hagel might be a Jew hater.”

        We don’t know. I tell ya, we just don’t know…..

      2. No. But the chickenhawk neoconservatives have been supportive of every military intervention that has taken place no matter how stupid it may be. It was those idiots who were telling Obama to support the French efforts in Libya and the arming of terrorists to oppose Gaddafi. It was those idiots who are now calling for intervention in Mali because the people who were given weapons in Libya have taken over the resource rich part of the country and are now threatening French interests there. It was those idiots who lied about WMDs in Iraq and want the longest war that the US has ever taken part in (Afghanistan) to keep going for many years longer.

        These people are a cancer that present a very real danger to the security of the united states. They are a far bigger threat to you than a bunch of morons hiding in caves in Pakistan who want you to leave them alone.

  2. LoneOperator

    Service or any other experience does not guarantee good policy. It usually serves to reinforce pre-existing modes. This is a value judgement. Either you think the US ought to stand up against use of CBRN on civilians or you think we ought to roll over and let tyrants have free reign. It doesn’t take sitting on a FOB for 15 mos or even in a firebase to make that call.

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