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Mrs. Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 01:53 PM
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Who really betrayed troops?
Don Williams writes for the Knoxville News Sentinel every Friday; he is a voice of reason in a cacophany of right-wing frenzy in the heart of the Bible belt. I highly recommend regularly indulging in his wisdom.

From this week's column:


On the one hand is George W. Bush, the self-described "war president" who never experienced war firsthand. His father's influence helped him avoid service in Vietnam. Thirty-five years later, he's become one of those gray-haired men of every generation who, somewhere on this ravaged blue globe, send other people's children off to kill or be killed for one cause or another.

On the other hand is John Kerry, who surrounds himself with Vietnam veterans and wears the mantle of war hero. Yet we have photographs of him at peace rallies. We have recordings of him making inflammatory statements against his own government and denouncing war crimes by Americans in Vietnam.

The two combatants represent opposite visions in this latest battleground of the culture wars, and surrogates for each are hurling charges of "traitor" at one another's political champion. So who really betrayed the troops - and who betrays them still - Bush or Kerry? Maybe it's an unfair question, given the chaos and uncertainty of those times and these, but in the end, this is the question that must be answered, for it goes to the heart of who we should trust to lead this country.

Read the remainder of Don's column here:,1406,KNS_364_2669046,00.html

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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 02:00 PM
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1. No, it does not matter
What matters is that whoever is president in 2004 is going to appoint at least two Supreme Court Justices, and the way our current "fearless" leader goes around Congress, I do NOT want him in charge!
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 02:06 PM
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2. A list of killers should also include
A warmongering media.
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donhakman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 02:15 PM
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3. War is no Game
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 11:48 AM
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4. kick!
because this is an important point to make to those that wish to push the Kerry protests as betraying our troops...
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