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  • avanipgold avanipgold Nov 2, 2012 3:39 PM Flag

    The GOP snatched defeat from the jaws of victory this year


    Then why do our wars seem to start under Democrats for the past hundred years? Wilson: WWI. FDR: WWII. Truman: Korea. JFK/Johnson: Vietnam. Clinton: GWOT (the fool didn't know we were at war even after the first Trade Center bombing, Somalia, Khobar Towers, the African embassies & USS Cole attacks, despite declaration of war against us by al Qaeda).

    Only exception is Bush the Elder: first Gulf War.

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    • I worked with a guy back in 1961 and 1962 who just got out of the Army. He had volunterred for the draft about two years earlier. Served the required two years and was out. I asked him why he did that, since in those days it was kind of rare to be drafted. He said he thought it was best since we had a Republican president at the time. He didn't want to be drafted if the Democrats took over.

    • There was about a a 55-year period in this country from Wilson through LBJ when Democrats were willing to wage war when needed - including Korea and Vietnam kind of conflicts. But Carter, Clinton and Obama are of a completely different sort and they want no part of war. Clinton allowed the likes of Saddam, Khadafy, the Taliban and Al Qaeda to do whatever they wanted to without intervention whereas Reagan and the Bushes wouldn't stand for it.

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      • Davis's Civil War? I never knew that Davis ever occupied the White House.

        As for "peaceful chiricahuas," that would appear to ba an oxymoron. Who ever heard of a peaceful chiricahua? The plight of the Apaches in the mid-188-0's is an example of the fqct that nothing good happens when you refuse to accept the invevitable. Did Geronimo and a few other holdouts really think they could defy the U.S. government at that late stage and get away with it?

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