Not cowards...

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The opponents of the war are not cowards for the simple reason that they have nothing at risk. They have nothing to be cowardly about.

We have a voluntary military. If we were in a quagmire, our warriors would know better than anyone else and wouldn't re—enlist in numbers sufficient to fight the war. This self correcting mechanism should be all the reassurance that any rational person should need. As long as our warriors are willing to fight and the President is willing to lead them, even those who think the war was a bad idea should be willing to support them.

There is no draft. Our warriors aren't asking the Left to fight or risk anything (which is why the Left are not cowards). In fact, all they are asking of the Left/Democrats is that they not stab them in the back.

Unfortunately, the Left/Democrats don't seem to be able to do even that.

The Left is against the war, not because they are cowards, but because opposing America is what the Left does. In their socialist/marxist fantasy world (what I call the S/M World) America is always the villain, anyone who opposes us are 'freedom fighters' and the war is always wrong.

Those on the Left are not cowards. A better word might be timid. But calling them either cowards or wimps obscures the real problem which is that they have a world view which is profoundly opposed to America.

Bill Palmer   11 20 05

The opponents of the war are not cowards for the simple reason that they have nothing at risk. They have nothing to be cowardly about.

We have a voluntary military. If we were in a quagmire, our warriors would know better than anyone else and wouldn't re—enlist in numbers sufficient to fight the war. This self correcting mechanism should be all the reassurance that any rational person should need. As long as our warriors are willing to fight and the President is willing to lead them, even those who think the war was a bad idea should be willing to support them.

There is no draft. Our warriors aren't asking the Left to fight or risk anything (which is why the Left are not cowards). In fact, all they are asking of the Left/Democrats is that they not stab them in the back.

Unfortunately, the Left/Democrats don't seem to be able to do even that.

The Left is against the war, not because they are cowards, but because opposing America is what the Left does. In their socialist/marxist fantasy world (what I call the S/M World) America is always the villain, anyone who opposes us are 'freedom fighters' and the war is always wrong.

Those on the Left are not cowards. A better word might be timid. But calling them either cowards or wimps obscures the real problem which is that they have a world view which is profoundly opposed to America.

Bill Palmer   11 20 05