Apr 15, 2008

The Rev Fighting The Good Fight: Re: America's Policy In Iraq

The Rev responds to writers on the Washington Post Blog:

Frank said:

Well. As you know, I believe intellectual honesty is essential for understanding. And understanding is far more important than agreement.


You and others on this blog would make great statesmen and stateswomen!

As soon as I get my friend plainfacto to become intellectually honest and to ignore blind patriotism, he would make a great statesmen as well!

For example, patriots stood by the American government's partiality, and preferential treatment of one group of American citizens above the other. Thank God, some of those patriots began to break ranks, having listened to a higher call.

Frankly, no pun intended, at times one's government can SIMPLY BE WRONG!
Posted by: The Rev | April 15, 2008 12:53 PM

The Rev to Plainfacto,

The Exchange between Senator Warner and General Paetreus during the Senate Hearing a week ago:

Senator Warner: Was the war worth it?

General Petraeus: ... we followed our best course of action to achieve our objectives in Iraq.

Senator Warner: Will it make America safer?

General Patraueus: I don't know, I have not sat down to think about it...!

Do you get it plainfacto, according to the distinguished General, America achieved its [venal] objectives; this war was never about American safety. Patreaus knows that what America is ultimately seeking after will never be achieved militarily!

We must change our draconian policies which has always encompassed a belief in a double-standard, one standard for America to remain atop the world order, and another standard for the rest of the world and satrap nations (our allies) beneath it!

If you consider America's internal domestic divide, it remains intact today because America has always had a double-standard, one for its preferred class and another for its diminutive class!

Get in the real world plainfacto, you are supporting a mockery of true justice!
Posted by: The Rev | April 15, 2008 12:48 PM

Rev writes:

-- ... even when you disagree with me! --

Well. As you know, I believe intellectual honesty is essential for understanding. And understanding is far more important than agreement.
Posted by: Frank | April 15, 2008 12:23 PM

Frank Wrote:
And I would not dismiss out-of-hand Rev's thought that some senior military leaders have retire because...!

Thank you Frank. You and I fight from time to time, however, I am always appreciative of your objectivity and candor - even when you disagree with me!

I will never understand the blatant dichotomy/incongruence between what American policymakers and most American citizens believe is good for Americans, and America's perpetuation of the doctrine of totalitarianism which it uses the military to spread abroad.

In my opinion, this kind of American schizophrenia only hurts America abroad. However, when I think back to the founding of this nation, there has always been a double-standard.

In the final analysis, America's desire to be a world leader, other than by military force, subterfuge or economic strangulation of nations who will not submit to the will of the American juggernaut, has been defeated!

We need to go back to the drawing board!
Posted by: The Rev | April 15, 2008 12:17 PM


Given Washington's insistence on micromanaging the war, its ignoring the will of Army Command, its broken promises, that General Franks had already passed on to the troops (that the troops would soon be going home), General Franks and the top Commanders in Iraq under him all left Iraq.

In public, General Franks appeared to have supported his boss Mr. Rumsfool, however, in private he expressed his true feelings which have since been made public. The actions of Ambassador Bremmer, disbanding the Iraqi Army without consultation and against the will of Army Command was the last straw.

Even retired General Garner who was originally dispatched to oversee Iraq was immediately upstaged by Presidential envoy Paul Bremmer.

How do you suppose that Junior General Sanchez got the job of top Commander - everyone else left, Plainfacto.

The fact of the matter is that Commander Tommy Franks and the Brass under him decided to exercise their options (including retirement), and get out of there, just as I have reported!

The rest of the military would be smart to follow their lead and to get out of there -and that is the will of the majority of the American people.

How does it feel to be a minority Plainfacto?

Peace & Grace
Reverend C. Solomon

Fighting the Good fight!

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