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From: danidarko Date: June 8th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Curious.

If you read Crashing the Party by Ralph Nader you will find that one of the tenants of the Green Party is the dismantling of the military. Greens are not friends of the military. I really don't see what is so enemy-like about the president--the USS Cole was bombed and many sailors were killed, and Clinton didn't do a damned thing about it. Is that friendly to the military? I think that the current chief is taking matters and giving them hell over culminating events no one, not even Reagan, did much about. Good riddance, as far as I cam concerned.

I had a very intelligent, and very liberal, Poli sci instructor who once said that when not in wartime, liberals are more likely to restrict individual freedoms while conservatives are more likely to expand them. The opposite is in effect for wartime. It seems to be the case right now.

As for France, half my family is French and the country detests Chirac. France does not want the EU Constitution, and partially because Chirac pushed it so much was the reason why it was slammed down. I visited France frequently and I always found that wherever I went (except for Paris but even then it was for the majority like what I will describe) people are very friendly to Americans. France has terrorism problems also from illegal aliens staying in their country. Most French folks are aligned with the US, surprisingly. Remember what the media prescribes to yuo and how bullshit it can be. My relatives, who range from a scope from living in flats in Paris to living out in the country, detest Chirac. They can't name anything good he has done for the country. What good has he done?

By the way, when I was in Italy, we had a postbox bomb go off on a nearby Air Force base and it killed two people, a woman and a baby. Nothing was done about it.

I just don't see the logic behind your conclusions, because with your logic you should be upset with Saddam Hussein and other world leaders who have mangled and exterminated portions of their populations. While I may not agree with much of Bush's domestic policy (about half of it), I am more inclined to side with the foreign policy.

I have a lot of respect for you and I don't wish to change you because I wouldn't want you to change me, but I don't understand your logic.


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