Thread: Australian Chickenshits
06-01-2008, 02:14 PM
You and I and everyone else knows you posted that as a slam at Sonnabend. Does he have any more control of what his government does than you or I do in this country?
Don't pretend to be all high and mighty about it. We all know lots of truths but we don't throw them in people's faces.
You don't give a rat's bark about anyone on this board and you've proven it time and again.
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gatorGuest06-01-2008, 02:29 PM
However, I didn’t vote for him because of that issue. In fact I said I differ with him on that issue.
I addressed that point very clearly in my endorsement. I said that his policies on fiscal responsibility and smaller government were much more important to our country that getting our ass kicked in Iraq.
We can survive an asskicking if we have a strong economy. If we don’t have a strong economy then we will hurt a whole lot more in the long run.
gatorGuest06-01-2008, 02:34 PM
OK, I understand the rules now.
Political correctness is a whole lot more important than discussing the issues.
I guess I am too old school CU. I remember the good old days a few years ago when we took on all the issues and let the chips fall where they may.
I'll go take my nap now.
06-01-2008, 02:40 PM
I don't make any rules here. I am just cognizant of other people's feelings, especially respected members of this board.
If you want a solitary pulpit, keep it up.
Not for me to say.
Were those the good old days before you ran everybody off
06-01-2008, 02:44 PM
gatorGuest06-01-2008, 03:39 PM
Most of the members there are pro American although a couple are real Left Wingers.
About half of them are either current or ex military including officers. Several of them served in A-stain and/or Iraq. They are all stanch British patriots.
A few months ago I posted a thread saying that it was chickenshit for them to withdraw from the fight in Basra. If you remember the Brits withdrew to a compound in Basra and effectively got out of the fight.
Instead of being indignant they agreed with me. We were able to discuss how the UK had let down its closest ally. They understood the decision was driven by a more left leaning government. We had a great discussion on it.
I guess the difference is that many of these guys had served and knew the meaning of cowardice. They know the real meaning of honor and commitment. They also were able to understand that a government can be chickenshit and the troops still be brave.
I will be just as (if not more) critical of my government if we cut and run from Iraq before the job is completed. You may remember me being critical of the US government for doing the ole cut and run in Vietnam and I actually served in that conflict.
Sorry if I am not politically correct enough for CU.
06-01-2008, 03:55 PM
Now I know why I left for a while. Gator's BS.Yes..this camera is heavy.
No...you can't be on TV.
Look kid, go bother the reporter...I'm busy!!!
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