The Best Alternative to Bush’s Horrific, Counterproductive War

My first diary essay here.  What a cop-out I am:  I’ve nothing

worthy to say, to write.  Rather, it seems fitting and proper that

on the 5th Anniversary (beating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan “only”

took — from an American perspective — 4 – 4 1/2 years, btw) I offer what

one of my countrymen said, rather succinctly, regarding what the U.S.

policy and practice should be, when warring on another nation:

“Soldiers must understand why we’re going. The force must be strong enough so that the mission can be accomplished.  And the exit strategy needs to be well-defined. I’m concerned that we’re overdeployed around the world.  See, I think the mission has somewhat become fuzzy. Should I be fortunate enough to earn your confidence, the mission of the United States military will be [ blah, blah, blah. . . .].”

George W. Bush

October 17, 2000

I just really don’t think I have anything to add.  If I’ve violated a rule here, I hope that, being new to Docudharma, I will be forgiven by the “oldsters” here.

Mu . . .

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    • Mu on March 20, 2008 at 03:20
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    • KrisC on March 20, 2008 at 03:22

    there just isn’t too much left to say that hasn’t already been said.  That being said…Hello and welcome.  Short but to the point, I think is just fine.

  1. The perspective is worth a million words.

    • Alma on March 20, 2008 at 05:36

    If I’ve violated a rule here, I hope that, being new to Docudharma, I will be forgiven by the “oldsters” here.

    Rules?  We don’t have many stinkin’ rules.  🙂

    Welcome!

  2. beating Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan “only”

    took — from an American perspective — 4 – 4 1/2 years

    than being an empire.

  3. when one paragraph sums up that much hypocrisy.

    Thanks for the diary.

  4. what you said was enough.  

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