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  1. #1 George W's War (Read all the way to the end) 
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    No one likes war. War is a horrific affair, bloody and expensive. Sending our men and women into battle to perhaps die or be maimed is an unconsciounable thought.

    Yet some wars need to be waged, and someone needs to lead. The citizenry and Congress are often ambivalent or largely opposed to any given war. It's up to our leader to convince them. That's why we call the leader "Commander in Chief."

    W's war was no different. There was lots of resistance to it. Many in Congress were vehemently against the idea. The Commander in Chief had to lobby for legislative approval.

    Along with supporters, George W. used the force of his convictions, the power of his title, and every ounce of moral persuasion he could muster to rally support. He had to assure Congress and the public that the war was morally justified, winnable and affordable. Congress eventually came around and voted overwhelmingly to wage war.

    W . then lobbied foreign governments for support. But in the end, only one European nation helped us. The rest of the world sat on its hands and watched.

    After a few quick victories, things started to go bad. There were many dark days when all the news was discouraging. Casualties began to mount. It became obvious that our forces were too small. Congress began to drag its feet about funding the effort.

    Many who had voted to support the war just a few years earlier were beginning to speak against it and to accuse the Commander in Chief of misleading them. Many critics began to call him incompetent, an idiot, and even a liar. Journalist joined the negative chorus with a vengeance.

    As the war entered its fourth year, the public began to grow weary of the conflict and the casualties.

    W's popularity plummeted. Yet, through it all, he stood firm, supporting the troops and endorsing the struggle.

    Without his unwavering support, the war would have surely ended, then and there, in overwhelming and total defeat.

    At this darkest of times, he began to make some changes. More troops were added and trained. Some adviser were shuffled, and new general installed.

    Then, unexpectedly and gradually, things began to improve. Now it was the enemy that appeared to be growing weary of the lengthy conflit and losing support. Victories began to come, and hope returned.

    Many critics in Congress and the press said the improvement were just George W's good luck. The progress, they said, would be temporary. He knew, however, that in warfare good fortune counts.

    Then, in the unlikeliest of circumstances and perhaps the most historic example of military luck, the enemy blundered and was resoundingly defeated. After six long years of war, The Commander in Chief basked in a most hard-fought victory.

    So, on that historic day, October 19, 1781, in a place called Yorktown, a satisfied George Washington sat upon his beautiful white horse and accepted the surrender of General Cornwallis, effectively ending the Revolutionary War.

    WHAT? Were you thinking of someone else?

    '..........The World Turned Upside Down'

    "Tradition has it that when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at the Siege of Yorktown (1781) the British band played this tune, although there is no conclusive evidence to support this.

    "Yet let's be content, and the times lament, you see the world turn'd upside down."

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    Equating GWB with the Father Of Our Country is as low as it gets. Astoundingly stupid. :mad:
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    That may be.
    But you must admit the similarities are striking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Equating GWB with the Father Of Our Country is as low as it gets. Astoundingly stupid. :mad:

    As opposed to equating The Annoited One with MLK?

    GWB and George Washington were both presidents and OWindbag and MLK were both black so I guess they are both fair and balanced comparisons. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bongo55 View Post
    That may be.
    But you must admit the similarities are striking.
    So were Lincolnís and Kennedyís. So what? If this thing works it will be because of the people that made a silk purse out of a sow's ear: The Best Military on the planet - bar none.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Too political for the Lounge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Too political for the Lounge.
    The Den Mother Speaketh! :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by asdf2231 View Post
    The Den Mother Speaketh! :D
    Idiot about to get slapethed.
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    Idiot about to get slapethed.
    Somebody needs more fiber in their diet or some anti grumpy pills.

    Maybe you can get a hug from one of the Lib Relations workers. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    So were Lincolnís and Kennedyís. So what? If this thing works it will be because of the people that made a silk purse out of a sow's ear: The Best Military on the planet - bar none.
    Do you mean the Civil War and the Vietnam War?

    I'm not seeing it.

    You are correct, in that we do have the best military on the planet.... probably in the history of the planet thus far.
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