Anti-war train drivers refuse to move arms freight
S. Alexander Jacobson
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 20:27:39 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Exactly what do you mean by "bang the drums" and
why do you think lack of direct military
experience disqualifies these individuals from
doing so. Do you feel that a similar lack of
military experience also disqualifies those
who have been protesting for decades?
I fail to see why the comparison with sanitation
engineering is ludicrous. Could you explain?
S. Alexander Jacobson i2x Media
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On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Al Diablito wrote:
> >I assume that your use of the word chickenhawk
> >implies that you think all war/peace/foreign-policy
> >decisions should be made by the military rather
> >than by civilians.
> No, where did I say that? I think that both should have a say. However, I
> have noticed a fairly serious correlation between the most rapacious
> supporters of the war and a lack of distinguished military service. By
> chickenhawk, I am mostly referring to those who were gung-ho about Vietanm,
> but worked their family/wealth connections to avoid military service. That
> list includes Quayle, Dubya, Wolfowitz, Perle, go down the list. It would
> not be hard to find people who have military service who support the war,
> and people who have none who are against it. That is a given. It is too much
> of a generalization to assume that someone should base their opinions on
> wars entirely on their own military record or lack thereof. However, when
> the highest officials in the land bang the drums for decades, during every
> war, despite the fact that they did everything to get out of the biggest
> American war of the last fifty years, I have a problem with that.
> >I also assume that your use of the word
> >chickenhawk implies that you think it
> >innaprorpriate for anyone but professional
> >sanitation workers to advocate garbage collection.
> Ludicrous analogy. You can do better than that. Try harder.
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