Tuesday, August 30, 2005

the "uniters" strike again

makes ya think they want us to be fightin' with each other. as we experience Hurricane Katrina (well, as randi says, some very red states do) and bush avoids Hurricane Cindy, using perfectly good rescue helicopters to go golfing, bikeriding, and safe stating(idaho) the question still remains.

Why I'm Leaving the American Legion

An Open Letter to the National Commander
by Sean T Lewis
Thomas P. CadmusNational CommanderThe American Legion700 North Pennsylvania St.P.O. Box 1055Indianapolis, IN 46206

Dear Commander Cadmus:
I write today as a very distressed member of The American Legion.
I enlisted into the Regular Army in 1988 to fulfill my idealist's sense of duty -- a duty to do my part to preserve the freedom of my nation and the liberties of my countrymen. After five years of service, including duty in the Persian Gulf War, I was discharged in 1993 to join the swollen ranks of America's disabled veterans.
...........That your address to the National Convention this week repeated as fact the lies by which this country was led down the path to war in Iraq is despicable, but of only secondary importance to me. Passage of Resolution #3, and your statement that anti-war demonstrations should be suppressed "by any means necessary" is taken directly from playbooks written by Goebbels, Marcos and Duvalier.
........The American Legion's stance, and your attitude that Americans opposed to the war should be silenced as "unpatriotic," is an affront to great Americans whose lives and sacrifices I have lived to honor.
General Smedley Butler: "War is a Racket."
President George Washington: "My first wish is to see War, this plague to mankind, banished from off this earth."
President Dwight D. Eisenhower: "When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. War settles nothing."
President Theodore Roosevelt: "To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."
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