Thursday, November 23, 2006

Lawrence O'Donnell Joins Operation Yellow Elephant

Here's a great video from Scarborough Country on MSNBC November 20. Here's the transcript. Ours is the first topic on the show.

Here's one of many great quotes from Lawrence O'Donnell:

What I‘m telling you is if someone is afraid to put on a military uniform and afraid of combat, they have no right to advocate war.

[Or, as we would put it, they must fully disclose their personal fear of combat when they advocate war.]

Republican strategist Terry Holt, and The New Republic Senior Editor Michael Crowley also appeared.

We thank Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) for raising our topic with all Americans.


At 23 November, 2006 10:48, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to add to that sentiment, that if someone is afraid to put on a military uniform and afraid of combat, they have no right to advocate a draft.

At 23 November, 2006 11:16, Blogger Karl said...

Yes, a draft being a step to war.

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) is a combat veteran of the Korean War, so he's credible on that score.

Thank you for your comment.

At 23 November, 2006 13:12, Anonymous Scott said...

The american public should remember this:

Don't fight in wars that are started by those who were to cowardly to fight in the the last war.

The President used connections and was awol

Joe Lieberman 2 deferments, guess he was saving himself for these important votes

Dick Cheney 5 deferments

Rush Limbaugh Sore Ass ect

And by the way I'm a 20 year navy vet

At 24 November, 2006 17:54, Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Donnell's only gaffe was not pointing out that the reason Bill Clinton is not a chickenhawk is that, unlike Bush and Cheney, he OPPOSED the Vietnam War.

I think it's generally agreed that you don't need to be a combat veteran to advocate or lead our country into war: Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt never served. Instead, you have to show that you are serious enough about the war to, first of all, make absolutely sure that the war is entirely unavoidable and necessary in the first place and, second, make sure the burdens and sacrificies of the war are shared equally by everybody, even if it means our political leaders and pundits offering up their own kids to serve.


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