The Wounded

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After the end of the last really big war, WWII, where something like sixty million people died, America had a very nice stretch of about twenty years. We were on top of the world, didn’t need to rebuild bombed-out cities, needed only to go forward into comfort and prosperity. President Ike warned against the “military industrial complex” but nobody paid attention or knew what … [Read more...]

Patriotism

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"The Pentagon has acknowledged that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld did not sign condolence letters to the families of soldiers killed in Iraq but instead used a signature machine." The Washington Post, December 19, 2004D-o-n-a-l-d R-u-m-s-f-e-l-d that's 14 letters, a lot to write, takes effort especially that upper case "R" I mean it's not like writing an easy … [Read more...]