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Furthermore, he advocates staying in Iraq (i.e. is opposed to the "Out Now" position), based on the "white man's burden" argument (my attribution, not his), that they cannot resolve their own affairs and it would be "irresponsible" for us to leave.

This is the usual crap put forth by the hand-wringing liberal imperialist notion that we have to kill still more of them to save them from themselves.

Pardon me while I retch; there is nothing as disgusting to me than this "Volvo racism" - organized industrial murder of non-whites masquerading as "concern".

I confronted him during the open mike questions on the above matters, by way of "sharpening up" the proceeds (my term), and he began a nervous scratching of his temple, while repeating once more his unsubstantiated assertions.

I also wanted to know why he had "denounced" the Fayetteville demo, and he went off into spinland, asserting (his national public mantra) that it was insensitive to the troops, and why didn't we go to Washington to confront the policy makers.

(Well, Paul, appeals to policy-makers has been going on for several years, now, with dismal results, right?).

Hoffman nailed him on his "insensitivity" b.s., by pointing out the composition of the demo (military families, vets, active-duty, and Gold Star families).

Regardless of Rieckhoff's intentions, he's a de facto shill for the Republicrat line, under cover of being for veterans issues (no reason to doubt that he's a sincere veterans' advocate, but that's not the point) and needs to be called on it whenever he open his mouth in public.

Do you have a friend or relative in the service?  Forward this E-MAIL along, or send us the address if you wish and we’ll send it regularly.  Whether in Iraq or stuck on a base in the USA, this is extra important for your service friend, too often cut off from access to encouraging news of growing resistance to the war, at home and inside the armed services.  Send requests to address up top.

Comments Made In The Year 1957:

[From DD, Marine Corps vet]

"I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20."

"Have you seen the new cars coming out next year?  It won't be long before $2000 will only buy a used one."

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