Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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And we are saying we don't know anyone who considers the military "evil". I consider the use of it by Bush evil. The military itself is a constitutional part of the United States. It exists to serve a useful purpose. It's current use is an abomination, a crime, a travesty. But those who serve in it, and the military itself are simply as much victims of this as are the people of the United States and Iraq are.
Your statements are just typical right wing strawman bullshit, meant to paint those you disagree with as anti-military peaceniks, who your side will then blame for the debacle you have created in Iraq.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address