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  • sandale111@bellsouth.net sandale111 Dec 10, 2012 10:42 AM Flag

    Pacifist Nixon

    Rodentess insists that (World War 2 combat veteran) was a Quaker pacifist.

    Suppose the article below from the 2/28/02 USA Today was on the GED, and rodentess was asked if if confirmed or disproved that Nixon was a pacifist. how do you think she would do?
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    02/28/2002 - Updated 07:11 PM ET





    Nixon had notion to use nuclear bomb in Vietnam





    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Thinking big, President Nixon raised the idea of using a nuclear bomb against North Vietnam in 1972, but Henry Kissinger quickly dismissed the notion.

    "I'd rather use the nuclear bomb," Nixon told Kissinger, his national security adviser, a few weeks before he ordered a major escalation of the Vietnam War.

    "That, I think, would just be too much," Kissinger replied softly in his baritone voice, in a conversation uncovered among 500 hours of Nixon tapes released Thursday.

    Nixon responded matter-of-factly. "The nuclear bomb. Does that bother you?" he asked. Then he closed the subject by telling Kissinger: "I just want you to think big."

    He also said "I don't give a damn" about civilians killed by U.S. bombing.

    That exchange in the Executive Office Building on April 25, 1972, is contained in the largest batch of tapes ever released by the National Archives. Altogether, roughly 1,700 of the 3,700 hours of Nixon White House tapes have now come out.

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    • "Rodentess insists that (World War 2 combat veteran) was a Quaker pacifist."

      He was a Quaker vermit. Deny the truth all you want. It doesn't change it.

      Was Ted Kennedy not a Catholic because he supported abortion?

      • 2 Replies to btdt100
      • rodentologist@bellsouth.net rodentologist Dec 10, 2012 1:01 PM Flag

        "Was Ted Kennedy not a Catholic because he supported abortion?"

        Actually, to some extent it does mean he was not a "practicing" Catholic. Indeed, the Catholic Church to some extent holds that view, in that there was talk of denying Communion to politicians who support abortion.

        If the catholic Church has a rule, and you do not follow it, then at least to some extent, you are not practicing their religion.

        But Kennedy did attend Catholic Church, while you have not provided evidence that Nixon attended Quaker services; so at least it is somewhat plausible that Kennedy was a partially practicing Catholic.

      • sandale111@bellsouth.net sandale111 Dec 10, 2012 12:47 PM Flag

        "He was a Quaker vermit. Deny the truth all you want. It doesn't change it. "

        Unable to actualy give ANY evidence that Nixon practiced Quaker religion, she does the next best thing--she insists that she is right.

    • "That, I think, would just be too much," Kissinger replied softly in his baritone voice
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      What is the diff,if you really intend to win against the Nth Vietnamese?One nuke or 300 loads of a B52 attack?The only danger then was it would upset the Ruskis.

    • invasive meningococcal disease

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      Most meningococci are 'practicing' Baptists. In fact, they regularly host fatal diseases inside children's lungs.

 
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