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Marines are defenders of the republic and the Constitution. That is our oath, that is our purpose, that is our calling. Many are Democrats. This is the journal of one such Marine. This leatherneck's progressive perspective is as follows...

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U.S. Marine,0300 MOS,eight years in,honorably discharged,college-educated. To all the damned trolls, you better believe there are liberal Marines. Read "War Is A Racket" by 2-time Medal of Honor recipient Maj.Gen.S.D.Butler, plus Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s "Fortunate Son" and maybe then you'll understand. Semper Fi!

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Friday, January 28, 2005

President Johnson Wrestling With the Weight of a Bad Military Decision Posted by Hello
An exercise in comparison and contrast. Above is a photo of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson (Democrat from Texas) obviously in deep thought, and more than likey, in deep pain as he contemplates his decision-making process concerning another failed American military campaign that is costing thousands of lives and millions upon millions of dollars known as the Vietnam War. You can almost hear his thoughts...am I doing the right thing, is this the best way to prosecute this war, where am I taking this country, what do my fellow countrymen and women think of my leadership, etc, etc. These are the thoughts and concerns of a man with depth, a keen intellect, and (most importantly) a conscience. Also, for a little background on the photo above, the President is listening to a tape from his son-in-law Capt. Charles Robb, USMC who was (at the time) reporting from "in-country" about the situation in Vietnam. Now, if you will, compare and contrast this photo to the photo below of the 43rd President of the United States, the current President (Republican, also from Texas) who is also engaged (at the time the photo was taken) in the prosecution of a failed military campaign that is also costing thousands of lives and millions upon millions of dollars, this time in the Middle East. Notice the difference(s)? Striking aren't they? Almost downright disturbing, huh? Indeed. Yes, most certainly indeed. Ol' George, Jr...in no pain, and (seemingly) not having a care in the world. Two presidents, similar circumstances, two very different responses and attitudes concerning wars that cost thousands of lives and millions upon millions of dollars. What kind of person is this? A question to ponder, to be sure. Semper Fidelis


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