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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Kevin41 ·
CF...do me a favor and post my quote when you speak on my behalf..and all that bullschit you are saying this morning is obvious..black people have been moving forward and upward for years...but it is funny to watch blkCONS speak in a vainglorious manner then aid white racist right-wingers in decreasing black opportunity. The reality of it is that black people should never have gotten involved with any issue that adversely affect their own...so all the talk is just window dressing to...
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Re: Reparations for Native Americans?

Nmaginate ·
While it's clear you wanted those to be two related questions, one clarifying the other... it's clear those are two separate questions with two different answers. As you've had to concede, Native Americans have, to some extent (even in a woefully inadequate sense) "received" Reparations. Evenso, it's clear Native Americans haven't been adequately compensated. That goes without saying especially since I've already said it. As to whether a Reparations victory for African-Americans would aid...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I actually "stole it" from another chat board. A particular member was making use of it as Noah the African could tell you. I first saw the picture and was touched by the POWER and the SYMBOLISM of it. It is a picture of (I assume) an innocent African child who is hungry and unprotected. The vulture in the background doesn't care about his race, global politics or any violation of the human rights of this child. To the hungry vulture this HUMAN is nothing but a PIECE OF MEAT that might fill...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

sunnubian ·
________________________________________________ No, it has nothing to do with defining what a Black person should should think or do, but it has more to do with what a Black person should not do to hurt ALL or the majority of Black in the process of doing a particular thing. Just like Honestbrother's mention of a 'racial appeaser' would not fit the description of a sellout, but rather a description of basically merely an ass kisser, because being an ass kisser doesn't always or...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Marking a civil-rights victory D.M. honors those who fought, won Edna Griffin sits amid friends and family at the site of Des Moines' former Katz Drug Store, where she was denied service 50 years ago because of her skin color. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 7/8/1998 Fifty years after being denied service at a downtown drugstore soda fountain because of the color of their skin, Des Moines civil-rights pioneers were honored Tuesday with proclamations, a plaque -...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Major Barber ·
I came out of retirement like MJ and Deion. Or more like Puxtauny Phil of Ground Hog Fame. I came out of my hole in the ground and I saw the same thing. Larry Elder, just like me, was raised in South Central. Location of birth or living has nothing to do with facts. Let's put forth the following premise: 80% of what Larry Wrote is true. This doesn't justify me becoming a republican. But what does, is what the Democrats/Liberals have done for Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Oakland, New...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

Pace Tua ·
Columbia is now the second largest recipient of U.S. Military "Aid", after Iraq, as if destroying a country is somehow "aid". In 1997 US Military "Aid" to Columbia was $50 million. Two years later it was $290 million and has been growing proportionally ever since. Using the war on drugs as a pretext, the U.S. has helped destroy the homes and farms of thousands of families in Columbia. Each year the US supported Columbian government and its paramilitary groups kill thousands of people and...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
US may press Africa on GMOs By Shapi Shacinda Wed Feb 8, 10:35 AM ET The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist. "We do not want GM (genetically modified) foods and our hope is that all of us can continue to produce non-GM foods," Zambian Agriculture Minister Mundia Sikatana told Reuters in Lusaka. "The decision by the WTO does...
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Re: ECA Stack

bigddouble ·
ECA is/was (I'll explain shortly) a time-tested weight loss aid. Ephedra (the herb) and Ephedrine HCL (the manufactured chemical counterpart) is a bronchodialator (used an asthma medication) & thermogenic. It raises your heart & metabolic rate. Some people are prone to feel "wired" when using. It's legal status is fuzzy; The FDA pulled it, but recent court rulings have declared it's removal from the market illegal. You can still find it - I'll give you a link later. Caffeine is also...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Texas Star ·
It starts: 09/08/05 "ICH" -- -- Neither the Mainstream media nor the alternative-Leftist web sites have told the true story of what really happened in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For the people of the region it was the greatest natural catastrophe they'd ever faced. For the Bush administration it was just another opportunity to use fear and anarchy to advance their global agenda. The administration intentionally withheld desperately needed aid to the city to force Governor Kathleen...
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Re: Tsotsi

FireFly ·
So now it's a film as well...Cool! You might be interested in this review of the Tsotsi , the book written by Anthol Fugard , I read 2 days ago. I don't think reading this appraisal of the book story line will necessarily ruin the film by 'spelling it out' - in fact I think it makes it even more spell-binding. Review by Malcolm Knox, the Herald's literary editor. Tsotsi South African Athol Fugard, now 73, has always regarded himself as a dramatist rather than a novelist and it was due to his...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: Kid Games

tru2urself16 ·
I loved the following games and still play them whenever I visit my younger nieces and nephew... 1. Mother may I( It's sort of like simon says but you have to ask your "mother" if you can make all these weird little jumps and hops. The first one to get to mama won.) 2. Red Rover, Red Rover(We would have every kid in the circle there and would play this game till just before the street lights came on ) 3. Uno 4. Speed(All time family reunion champ right here ) 5. Tea party(I never had the...
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Re: Leaders or Followers?

ma'am ·
I attend friends' family reunions were there are still huge debates over how crappy and messed up MLK was. How crappy and messed up X was. LOL. I don't think people really became messiahs until they are six feet under. They spark debate when they are alive and then get a lot more sympathy and kudos after death. People who complain about a lack of leadership should feel like they are chastising themselves. Lead yourself. Aid your community. For every guy with a mic there are thousands of no...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
Interesting...and it shows how impoverished people have to quit associating their conditions with hopelessness.....I know it is easier said than done....but it is necessary. CalStart is a program for low-income kids to attend CalState schools for free...they had money left over due to a lack of applications...go figure...... Stanford: No tuition for low-income students STANFORD, California (AP) -- Hoping to encourage students scared by rising higher education costs, Stanford University is...
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Re: Minority college aid suffers from attacks

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
This is an empty article designed to garner a certain response from perpetual victims. Each year millions of dollars of financial aid goes unused. Out of all of the barriers to education for African-Americans lack of access to funding is not as great as the SKY ROCKETING COST OF EDUCATION. It is interesting how the same people who criticize drug companies for making drugs unafforable and the government's "pay off" to them seem to want the government to "pay the invoice" sent by these...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

HonestBrother ·
One more time: Will someone please explain to me the ways in which we are not free now... and precisely how moving somewhere else (WHERE specifically is ANOTHER problem altogether) is going to change that?.... I believe in another thread when I declared the need for us to claim our freedom, someone - who shall remain unnamed - had a fit... but is now eloquently quoting Thomas Jefferson to that effect... In case you missed it before: Lest someone give Israel as an example of some folks who...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

UppityNegress ·
WTF indeed. OK, this may be another one of my trademarked moments of naivete, but what's so wrong with the word Negro? I've alwasy found it to be a concise description of poeple whose genetic heritage is predominantly from Subsaharan Africa, and who recognize as such. African-American doesn't take into count the Negroes all over the globe. Black is perhaps the second best, but there are ther groups such as Australian aborigines and Pacific Islanders wh are considered "Black", yet not...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

caribbeanflavored ·
Congrats on getting into Spelman. Your parents will eventually get used to the fact you are leaving. Besides, like HB stated, I am sure they are happy that you got into Spelman. It is a great school from what I have heard and seen. Did you get any scholarships? no, they haven't written me about any financial aid offers yet but i hope i get a full scholorship. *********************************************** also my mother flat out told me her opinion about me wanting to be a social worker and...
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Re: so i got into spelman.....

4YAINFO ·
Re: so i got into spelman.....
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Re: aggressive women

xxGAMBITxx ·
Sounds like a good plan to me. Assuming the advice giver actually has a decent relationship to use a visual aid.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

ZAKAR ·
do you think this population will form coalitionas with the black community. Do you think their agenda is to make america a fair and just place for all, or are they just opportunist who will look out for their own intrest. I mean when have Latino, Asians, Arabs, or any other group come to our aid. Better yet, out of all the other minority groups in this country how many of them spend one dime with black people. All I see is mostly these groups try to take advantage of our position in this...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

bigman ·
GIVE US OUR Reparations THEN if all these tax dollars are going to help MEXICO!!
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Re: Illegal Immigration

MBM ·
Coalitions are about securing interests that cannot be otherwise won. Do you presume that Mexican Americans would have some conceptual opposition to aligning with African Americans if there was mutual benefit in it? Why? I believe that their interest are no more or less self-centered than ours. Probably about as often as we have come to their's. How can any other minority group "take advantage" of our position? Please explain this.
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Re: Illegal Immigration

Empty Purnata ·
Yes, in Capitalist dictatorships like Singapore, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Saudia Arabia, Croatia and Cambodia. Zimbabwe is a proto-Fascist Neoliberal dictatorship BACKED BY THE US GOVERNMENT, I might add. Before you go on and on about dictatorships, go read up on your beloved gub'ment's relationship with them. Our military-industrial complex trained guerilla fighters on US military bases to murder Socialist leaders like Patrice Lumumba (in my avatar) and Kwame Nkrumah and supported...
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Re: Toddlers to protest against deportation of classmate's dad

ricardomath ·
Joel Manar with his wife and daughter before his arrest. (Archive/Alon Ron) Last update - 18:00 12/04/2006 Migrant worker freed from jail after daughter's friends protest By Yuval Azoulay, Haaretz Correspondent A migrant worker from Ghana illegally in Israel was freed from a Ramle jail Wednesday, days after his 2-year-old daughter's kindergarten classmates held a protest against his deportation. Joel Manar's release came after an Interior Ministry decision to delay his deportation by one...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
U.S. Immigration Bill Could Hurt Mexicans By MARK STEVENSON MEXICO CITY (AP) - A proposal in Congress to legalize millions of undocumented migrants in the United States could backfire by slashing the amount of money they send home, Mexican economists warn. The argument goes like this: Mexicans who have permission to work in the United States will want to bring their families north to live with them, eliminating the main reason they send money home. That would hurt Mexican businesses that...
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

HonestBrother ·
Israel is highly dependent upon Western (read US) aid... The fact is, Israel, from its inception, has been a prime player in US geopolitical maneuvering in the region.
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

MBM ·
Those two statements, while perhaps true, seem to be at odds with each other. While they may be highly dependent upon our aid, they also are - fa sho - wagging the dog on a lot!
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

ricardomath ·
Well, we do have "minutemen" on the border...it's only a matter of time... And then there's this...
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Re: The Texas 10% Plan

Faheem ·
This is the second most e-mailed and read article on the WSJ website this month, Who Got Into College? In an Unusually Competitive Year, Some Schools Sought Passion; Others Went for Tuba Players By ANNE MARIE CHAKER April 13, 2006; Page D1 Who did get in this year? The question is haunting thousands of high-school seniors who are reeling from rejections in recent weeks. In one of the most competitive admissions seasons ever, Stanford, Brown and other top schools faced record numbers of...
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
Communism, at least in it's original definition, is not state socialism. The original definition of communism (the one I was working with) is a stateless society with collective ownership and decision making. Communism is also supposed to be a postmonetary society, money doesn't exist in a communist society. Clearly, that hasn't occurred and was certainly not what was going on in the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union had what is called "state socialism" (a state goverment attempting to enact...
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Re: I. The Right To Healthcare and Well-Being

Rowe ·
I am very impressed with the suggestions you've outlined here. I too am a strong advocate for prevention, and I am strongly opposed to over relance on prescription drugs and doctors. Rather than using and abusing prescription drugs, I think we should allow food to be our medicine . So I am in support of your perspective. And yes, I also don't see what is stopping us from organizing an insurance co-op, though convincing people will be a challenge. Reading your proposal, I am reminded of an...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

Yemaya ·
OK my question is why does the Pan African movement have to include going back to Africa?? I'm very interested in your logic about this, MBM. I don't think that we need to go back to Africa. I think that the main issue is creating a unified front. To make people of African descent proud to be African and to have the resources that enable us to hold our own as a people. Give you an example. Chinese people. They have China, but if you go in major cities there's a chinatown. They have Chinese...
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Re: So Pan-Africanism/Black nationalism establishes a solid foundation circa 2010...

tmonster ·
I agree, where is little congo or nigeria town?
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

bigddouble ·
I've stayed away from this intentionally, but I have a question or two: From the Jack & Jill website : OUR GOALS The goals, found primarily in the objectives of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. serve as our constant guides. They are as follows: "¢ To create a medium of contact for children which will stimulate their growth and development. "¢ To provide constructive educational, cultural, civic, recreational, social and service programs for children "¢ To aid mothers in learning more...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

ma'am ·
Great point. By being exclusive, they can't expect to give ALL children the advantages as their mission states.
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Re: Incentives

Empty Purnata ·
Have you gone elitist on me now? True. Capitalism doesn't sound that bad in Adam Smith's original envisionment of it. Adam Smith, although a capitalist, was actually pretty socialistic in heart in many of his views. He believed that people would be able to use capitalism to benefit society as a whole and he had a real disdain for businessmen and aristorcracy. However, he also distrusted the people, he believed that capitalism could be properly used by "enlightened statesmen" and "philosopher...
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Re: States Omitting Minorities' Test Scores

Cano ·
I think there are some folks here who suffer from poor reading comprehension themselves. Look at the article once more, and consider the following: Under the law signed by Bush in 2002, all public school students must be proficient in reading and math by 2014, although only children above second grade are required to be tested. That a bad thing? Read on.. Schools receiving federal poverty aid also must demonstrate annually that students in all racial categories are progressing or risk...
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Re: Appreciating Black Beauty

caribbeanflavored ·
HI HB, I AM OFF TOPIC? OH WAIT, WAIT, YOU MEAN YOU . YEAH, I'VE BEEN FIGHTING WITH SPELMAN SO THEY COULD GIVE ME SOME DAMN MONEY! I WANT MY FINANCIAL AID NOW!
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

AudioGuy ·
-As an adult, you still look over your shoulder when you know you're doin' wrong... -You know about 10,000 "yo' mama" jokes... -When you say "bad" you really mean good... -The word pronounced "fat" has more than one meaning... -Shit talkin' is an art form... -Kool aid was the only "sports drink" you knew... -When your white friends talked to their parents, you ducked... -Your dad had the uncanny ability to wake up just as you were changing the channel and yell "I was watchin' that!" - no...
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

UppityNegress ·
--Your mother made you climb the tree and pick the switch you got whipped with -- "Light bulb" is pronounced "lite bug" -- The smell of burning hair and grease brings back memories of childhood -- You used to buy sweets from a "candy house" in your apartment complex, which was just some woman selling junk from her apartment -- This candy consists of kool-aid, pixie sticks, and now-and-laters -- You drank a sugar/colored water concoction known as "orange drink" and actually thought it was...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
So, who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia? Let's see, where's Osama Bin Laden from? Where were most of the 9/11 terrorists from? Bush holds hands with SA yet overruns a country that we have been "patrolling" and "inspecting" since 1991? Huh? Why is it that apparently you can only connect Iraqi dots? There has always been far greater evidence about Saudi complicity in violence and terrorism than an emasculated Iraq. Thank you for clarifying the finer points of the Bush...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

sergeant ·
"who was the greater terrorist threat, Iraq or Saudi Arabia" Saudi government was and is not believed to be stockpiling chem, bio, or nuke agents, nor producing long range missles, now are they. The Saudi government has not invaded its neighbor nations, nor has there been 12 years and 19 UN resolutions against the Saudi government. Its the WEAPONS and the ACTIONS that were the danger, terrorists without lethal weapons are pimples on the world's ass. Its hardly even comparable mbm. But I...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

EbonyRose ·
I think the fact that in the case of WWII, the fact that there was never even the slightest thought that it would be a "quick" war with a "quick" resolution kind of negates this whole post. Also, add in to that that although "We went in and we took over the country for the purposes of establishing a free and open country," we "went in" against an Army of, what, 10's or 100's of thousands, against a madman set on the annihilation of an entire people, and with the aid of how many other...
 
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