MIL A high-ranking military officer reveals how extremists suppressed information...

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  1. Bear Klaw

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    March 10, 2004 | [font=times new roman, times, serif]In July of last year, after just over 20 years of service, I retired as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. I had served as a communications officer in the field and in acquisition programs, as a speechwriter for the National Security Agency director, and on the Headquarters Air Force and the office of the secretary of defense staffs covering African affairs. I had completed Air Command and Staff College and Navy War College seminar programs, two master's degrees, and everything but my Ph.D. dissertation in world politics at Catholic University. I regarded my military vocation as interesting, rewarding and apolitical. My career started in 1978 with the smooth seduction of a full four-year ROTC scholarship. It ended with 10 months of duty in a strange new country, observing up close and personal a process of decision making for war not sanctioned by the Constitution we had all sworn to uphold. Ben Franklin's comment that the Constitutional Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia had delivered "a republic, madam, if you can keep it" would come to have special meaning. [/font]



    We are fucked. :o
    http://www.salon.com/opinion/feature/2004/03/10/osp_moveon/
     
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  2. RMNIXON

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    Are you refering to the "War not sanctioned by the Constitution" remark? Then it is a matter for the Congress who signed the resolution to take up the matter with the Supreme court. That is why we are a "Republic" and have elected officials to make and interpret the law. The unnamed Lt. Col. does not interpret Constitutional law.

    What is your point?
     
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    TheRemains If I sound disrespectful, it's only because you're

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    The information was massaged and the people were pushed to support a war they didn't want. I'm surprised people have already forgotten how much the conservatives persecuted us when we spoke out against the war. They will always try to limit our speech, but only because they are afraid and they know we are a threat.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    You were free to speak, and so were the nasty conservatives. So stop with the tears of persecution already! :wtc: :wtc: :wtc:
     
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    edit- lest us not forget McCarthy and the Red Scare
     

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