– christa 2007-01-10 14:07 UTC
– GreyWulf 2007-01-10 14:08 UTC
As a humble American living in Europe I TOTALLY get what you’re saying! I nevertheless think that the US of A is a great nation however as you so rightly stated caution to the haughty:
“America, is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.” (Joseph Stalin)
Gosh it’s been a long time since I enjoyed your work, I must come back more often!
– Tisha 2007-01-10 14:56 UTC
Thanks for the clarification, oh Grey One. When I first read that I almost caught fire. But, I did what all good computer geeks do and I walked away from the keyboard for a while, then posted the comment. I understand your POV now.
By the way, I think the rest of the world’s nations would be surprised just what the public opinion of the majority of US folks is on the subject. Don’t believe the press, first of all. Almsot all of the people I talk to are sick of the war in Iraq. What is interesting, however, is that the few people I have talked to that DO support US troops over there, only feel that way under the context that “we (the US Gov’t, that is) screwed up that country, and we are obligated to fix it.” BUT, even those folks want this over ASAP.
– WSmith 2007-01-10 19:50 UTC
Oh good! I’m glad we’ve got that cleared up. Does that mean we’re still friends?
I remember a friend of mine saying that while he was in New York he couldn’t find a single person who admitted they voted for Bush during the election. Either a lot of people were lying, or the election results were rigged. Again
It’s a tricky balancing act when it comes to the troops. It is possible to support them while deploring where they are and what they’ve been told to do. That’s not their fault, after all. I don’t think Iraq will improve until the troops are out, but to leave without replacing them with an equally strong, neutral force would be a mistake. That’s where the UN should step in.
– GreyWulf 2007-01-10 23:13 UTC
They are probably lying. No, wait! New York was a Kerry state. They are probably telling the truth. If your friend was visiting Texas and got the same response, well, that would be a little funny, and not the HAHAHA kind of funny, either.
Friends we are! Now, time for me to return to the Microlite20 pages.
– WSmith 2007-01-11 02:46 UTC