two thoughts. one i very much dislike and the other is a goodresponse. some things take so long to sink into my skull, like how the peace corps are not just people from our country going to other countries to help in times of peace in this country as opposed to soldiers in war, but that the main idea behind the name is that these people believe in peace and so attempt to help prevent war by laying the foundations of peace like better living standards and justice. JFK started that. ive heard good and bad about that man, from both sides of the spectrum. some say he wanted Vietnam, some say he was gonna pull everything out and thats why he was killed. but as im piecing things together, it seems the real dedication in vietnam came with the Tonkin Gulf resolution. That was done after his death. It was the granting to the president all powers of war that he could dream of. What Bush just got with only the one dissenting voice of Barbara Lee. The Romans had a system like ours, a republic. I seem to remember theirs turned into a dictatorship in times of war, when they thought they would need it. It fell because of that. If we dont hear more dissent soon, im worried our student of history president who actually incredulously used the word ‘crusade’ to describe our plan, may do as the old saying warns against. Did he study hard or play hard? i must say, so far, it is only some of his words that have scared me. I think Powell’s diplomacy is being given a go. so far no bite for the bark.

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