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Jun 26 cgd commented on The Mormon Church Flexes Its Culty Muscles.
@4 Well, the two largest Christian denominations in the U.S., Roman Catholic and Southern Baptist, don't believe in the equality of women or gay people. That's just as messed up.
Jun 26 cgd commented on The Mormon Church Flexes Its Culty Muscles.
Your last two paragraphs should apply to many religions. Sashay away, indeed.
Jun 24 cgd commented on The Morning News: Drone Concerns, a New Police Chief for Seattle, and Lots of Pre-K Drama.
67% of Americans do not think President Obama has clearly explained what the U.S. goals are in Iraq.

58% do not think the U.S. should take the leading role among all other countries in the world in trying to solve international conflicts.

57% think the situation in Iraq is beyond the control of the U.S.

57% do not think the U.S. has an obligation to make sure Iraq is a stable democracy.

50 percent said the United States did not have a responsibility to do something about the hostilities in Iraq.

50 percent said the unrest in Iraq would have no effect on the possibility of terrorism in the United States.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-approv…
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/most-america…
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/upshot…
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Jun 24 cgd commented on The Morning News: Drone Concerns, a New Police Chief for Seattle, and Lots of Pre-K Drama.
Read Rachel Maddow's column in the Washington Post today.

Beyond the 60-day window afforded by the War Powers Act, Obama will need overt congressional authorization for additional troops to protect the U.S. Embassy and U.S. personnel, for the several hundred military “advisers” he has just announced, for air strikes by manned or unmanned planes or for any further military intervention.

Obama is plainly reluctant to send troops back at all, let alone to contemplate a larger-scale reengagement. But that doesn’t mean it’s his decision to make. Concerning Saigon in 1975, Ford thought that military reengagement was his decision, and Congress marched to the White House and reminded him that it was not. Concerning Baghdad in 2014, Congress seems determined to march in the other direction.

http://tinyurl.com/ksd36a2

Contact your representatives.
Jun 23 cgd commented on The Morning News: A Shooting in the International District and a Dark Day in Egypt.
Please write your representatives. Stop President Obama from taking us back to war in Iraq.

Iraq vets say Obama’s promise of no combat for U.S. advisers will be hard to keep

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When President John F. Kennedy sent military advisers to Vietnam, his assurances that they did not have combat missions were quickly overtaken by violence, with 52 slain by the end of 1962. A speech Kennedy gave about Vietnam in September 1963 bears eerie resemblances to Obama’s recent remarks about Iraq.


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Jun 20 cgd commented on The Morning News: US House of Representatives Votes to Curb NSA's Spying Powers.
@10 Bush did not cause the power struggle among the Kurds, the Sunni, and the Shia, which is what the Iraq civil war is about. It's not our nation to hold together, and we couldn't make it so even if that were our job.
Jun 20 cgd commented on The Morning News: US House of Representatives Votes to Curb NSA's Spying Powers.
@5/6 We were out of Iraq, and now Obama has put us back in. Into another country's civil war. He now claims our national interests are involved. That's scary.
It's a mistake. We need to get out again. Fast.
Jun 18 cgd commented on The Morning News: Washington Redskins' Trademark Is Canceled Because That Name Is "Disparaging to Native Americans".
No air strikes in Iraq.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, a senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, balked at the benefit of a U.S. air attack, predicting that it might do more harm than good.

“The president should be wary of calls to intervene militarily through an air campaign that will not affect the strategic balance on the battlefield, and is as likely to alienate the local population as it is to accomplish any tactical objective,” Schiff said.

“Our limited intelligence and the civilian nature of the battle space make the use of our air power even more problematic,” he said. “We do not want to be perceived as siding with Shia over Sunnis in another increasingly sectarian conflict, which would inevitably be the case if we should unintentionally cause Sunni civilian casualties.”



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Jun 12 cgd commented on Why Can't Hillary Answer the Question?.
@21 I agree with everything you say except one thing. Public opinion has not been changing dramatically over the last X years. Support has been building by 1-2% per year for decades.
 
 

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