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General was far too politically correct

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I want to congratulate The Augusta Chronicle's outstanding editorial Nov. 12 on those who apologize for America's supposed sins against the Muslim terrorists and others ("If anyone's ill, it's apologists").

The editorial was correct in its assertion that the really ill ones in this nation are those who are quick to employ political correctness as a defense against those who would kill us.

Appalling to me in recent days was the comment by Gen. George Casey, the Army chief of staff, who in the best of hand-wringing fashion conceded that the killings of 13 Americans at Fort Hood was a tragedy, but then observed that if the event had a disastrous effect on diversity, that would be an even greater tragedy.

I could not believe that an American military commander would utter such abject nonsense, but then realized he was being politically correct, thereby casting the new image for the modern military. ...

I submit that if Gens. Douglas MacArthur and George Patton, my personal World War II heroes, were alive today, they would be kicking Casey's rear all over the Fort Hood parade grounds.

Carl Langley

Aiken, S.C.

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jsherrill 11/21/09 - 04:24 am
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It appears that our military

It appears that our military commanders no longer have a backbone. The Generals are to busy being politically correct and not conducting the business they were supposedly trained and selected to do. Where are the leaders like MacArthur, Patton and Eisenhower.

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Riverman1 11/21/09 - 06:04 am
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Gen. Casey will be the first

Gen. Casey will be the first to blame subordinate commanders if something happens again. If I were a company or battalion commander I'd tell Muslim soliders it was up to them to report fanatics or those having treasonous communications with our enemies. I'd warn them if something happened and they hadn't reported it, I'd hold them all responsible.

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 06:32 am
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Most right-wingnuts who rant

Most right-wingnuts who rant on about "political correctness" are the very same people who object when others voice their freedom of speech in dissident fashion. Who cares about your personal WWII heroes, Carl Langley? Neither of those men are above reproach. I remind you that Generals don't run this country nor are they Commander in Chief. It is very good that the US Army is diversified. Former President George W. Bush launched a clash of civilizations (a war on Islam) when he embarked this country on a "long war" for hegemony in the Middle East & South Asia. Don't try to stop me or any other American dissident from voicing our "politically incorrect" opinions. It is the militaristic mentality of American aggressors that demands "political correctness". This narrow minded thinking demands that every politician wear an American flag lapel pin & declare "America is the greatest nation in the world." When Americans live up to our core values we are indeed the greatest nation on Earth, but when we torture terror suspects & wage wars for hegemony (the US war in Iraq is largely about access to oil & has nothing whatsoever to do with stopping terrorism) - we are NOT "the greatest nation"

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 06:33 am
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God bless our Muslim

God bless our Muslim soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines.

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carcraft 11/21/09 - 06:51 am
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain on

JohnRandolphHardisonCain on Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:32 AM Yes I know you have disdain, like most liberals, for Folks like Patton and MacArther. Johnitishardtothink you disdain them because, unlike the weak kneed politically correct politicians and clowns running things these days,MacArthur and Patton knew how to actually win a war....

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carcraft 11/21/09 - 06:54 am
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Johnitishhardtothink why

Johnitishhardtothink why didn't you object to US involvement in Haiti and Bosnia ? ...maybe YOUR hedgemony is showing to much...

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johnston.cliff 11/21/09 - 06:58 am
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Yeah Cain, Nadal Malik Hasan

Yeah Cain, Nadal Malik Hasan sure exercised his rights to free speech while yelling Allah Akbar. Your idea of the greatest nation and Americans idea of the greatest nation seem to be at odds. Your extremely convoluted reasoning always seems to exclude the multiple islamic attacks on the trade towers that finally ended in their destruction and the deaths of almost 3k people. Talk about narrow minded, you represent the ultimate on America hating tunnel vision. Of course, you're a fine Dem so please, keep posting you hate.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 07:15 am
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United States has waged an

United States has waged an unjust, immoral, illegal war in Iraq for 6 years 8 months. United States has waged a war of conquest & occupation in Afghanistan for 8 years 1 month. We are only at the beginning of a "long war". The original crusades lasted about 150 years. They started out with a noble purpose (to gain Christian access to Jerusalem). That objective was reached within 5 years. After that the crusades disintegrated into wars of greed & lust. There were acts of barbarism & heroism on both sides. The long supply lies proved the west's undoing. Everything reverted back to the status quo ante after 150 years. The Children's Crusade near the end was horrible beyond description. These modern day crusades will end similarly. United States will lose the long war because of demographics, geography, resources & historical imperatives. The bottom line is that there would be few if any long term consequences from a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq & Afghanistan. False pride & fear of humiliation are driving United States deeper into a quagmire. Notice how my dissent against the U.S. wars of aggression in Iraq & Afghanistan are labeled "America hating tunnel vision."

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 07:17 am
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johnston.cliff, I don't hate

johnston.cliff, I don't hate America. I hate where right-wing warmongers and the supportive American Establishment have taken America.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/21/09 - 07:24 am
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JohnHatesAmericaCain, you'll

JohnHatesAmericaCain, you'll continue to hate this country until our Chavez wannabe turns it into another Venezuela. Your posts are pretty easy to read.

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carcraft 11/21/09 - 07:25 am
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain on

JohnRandolphHardisonCain on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:15 AM Johnitishardtothink, where is your dissent to the American war of aggression against Serbia? NO long term consequences? Are you nuts? Seriously, are you deranged? The taliban supported Al Quada and Al quada launched 9-11 from Afghanistan..you want the taliban and Al Quada to start again? You like women marched into football fields and being shot? You think forcing young girls to burn to death because they don't have head coverings is OK?

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 07:27 am
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Unjust crusades always end

Unjust crusades always end badly for the aggressor, johnston.cliff. You can't handle the truth with your profoundly simplistic and utterly wrong reasoning.

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ispy4u 11/21/09 - 07:29 am
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I love these Computer

I love these Computer Heroes.Sitting safely at home second guess battle tested troops and their Commanders. The same people that cry " Let the soldiers fight it their way", then out of the other side of their mouths, criticize them if they do not spread their manure. I trust the Generals over there before I trust the AC and all of you Virtual War heroes.

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johnston.cliff 11/21/09 - 07:33 am
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JohnHatesAmericaCain, your

JohnHatesAmericaCain, your opinion of unjust seems to lack any kind of credence. Are you harboring some kind of giant guilt complex, or are you just from some European socialist society?

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 07:35 am
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United States has no

United States has no legitimate interests in Afghanistan beyond making sure that Al Qaeda training camps are not reestablished there. That can be done from afar without U.S. occupation troops. The bottom line is that terrorism does not pose an existential threat to United States. It is a major nuisance at worst that is best dealt with trough police action and international cooperation not by occupying Afghanistan for decades with the U.S. Army at a cost of at least $500,000 per U.S. solider per year and perhaps as much as $1 million per U.S. soldier per year. President Obama will make a big mistake if he escalates U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan. The Taliban, despite their harsh rule, are less corrupt than the U.S.-backed gov't of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. That is why the Taliban has managed to become resurgent after 8 years of U.S. military occupation. The operative word is counterproductive - look it up! The U.S. War on Terror has become the U.S. War Of Terror. We are creating many more enemies than we are killing. As I have repeatedly noted, United States will lose its long war of aggression because of demographics, geography, resources, and historical imperatives.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 07:37 am
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The era of neocolonialism has

The era of neocolonialism has passed.

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terry67 11/21/09 - 07:38 am
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JohnHatesAmericaCain, This

JohnHatesAmericaCain, This mush you have thrown up today is really hard to understand? Are you that deranged? Your unjust, immoral, illegal war comment was laughable at best! And this BS - The bottom line is that there would be few if any long term consequences from a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq & Afghanistan. Other than Iran would take over Iraq and seriously threaten all the Middle east with destruction. Mainly because they will do whatever it takes to get control - In other words they will kill, maim and torture WITHOUT consequenses b/c NO ONE will question it! Saddam gassed his own ppl, HIS OWN PPL!!! But it's an "unjust war" The U.S. is the ONLY reason that fruitcake in Iran has not nuked Israel! Yeah... lets pull out and run....what a plan....where are you going to run when the Islamic terrorists are in your backyard?!?

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johnston.cliff 11/21/09 - 07:39 am
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JohnHatesAmericaCain, you may

JohnHatesAmericaCain, you may have a great career in sports casting. You can sit back and second guess every play of every team. I see on most stations they actually pay people for being so smart. Of course, all of these second guessers are experienced ball players. How many wars have you run, or even had an integral part in?

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justus4 11/21/09 - 07:41 am
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The American people are not
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The American people are not the brightest bunch and ol' Carl clearly demonstrates it. He mentioned his heros, but is clueless to comprehend true leadership. Ol' Carl, and millions of other ignorant americans, don't understand something: This country's history is littered with events that stem from racist leaders who enacted policies that resulted in threatening the entire Union. Imagine if the Army's CoS said what ol' Carl wants said - it would be a defacto admission that America's racists & bigots & religious zealots had taken over the military - which would be true! Those among us whose heard the thump of mortars and suffered through a horrible commander, know what the general meant. And those Americans dreaming about some movie or thinking about a John Wayne figure are completely misguided because they are operating from what they think. They think wrong.

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johnston.cliff 11/21/09 - 07:42 am
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JohnHatesAmericaCain, as a

JohnHatesAmericaCain, as a fan sitting on the sidelines, I think you're either in the wrong bleachers or rooting for the wrong side.

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blackjackcool1 11/21/09 - 08:08 am
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AMEN, Carl, AMEN. We don't

AMEN, Carl, AMEN. We don't have military leaders anymore, all we have is little snniveling, azzkissing weasels!

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 08:29 am
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I see tons of political

I see tons of political correctness and attempts to repress free speech coming from the radical right war hawks in these Reader Comments. The meme "You're either with us or you're against us" is readily apparent.

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MyChronicleUserAccount 11/21/09 - 08:29 am
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America is History, too bad

America is History, too bad there a no more new worlds to move to. Just please next time, lets lock out the idiots, lazy, low life and worthless.

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overburdened_taxpayer 11/21/09 - 08:30 am
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I question the wisdom of the

I question the wisdom of the Army medical command that places a Muslim psychiatrist in the position of counseling soldiers returning from fighting a war against other Muslims. And no this is not a rant against their religion. We are in the war specifically because of these terrorists Muslim beliefs.

JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 08:46 am
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United States is at war in

United States is at war in Iraq NOT because of "terrorist Muslim beliefs" but because The Bush-Cheney war regime committed aggression against Iraq. They lied us into war. Their purpose (stated by George W. Bush himself) was to remold the entire Middle East. Bush took his eye off Afghanistan without finishing the job (Bush disparaged "nation building") & trained his sights on his father's anathema, Saddam Hussein. Iraq was to be the first domino in the remaking of the entire Middle East under the US security umbrella. The misguided War on Terror has led to backlash in Iraq, Afghanistan & Pakistan. Americans can keep on blaming "terrorist Muslim beliefs" but our wars of aggression are feeding their resentment & hatred. Afghans have never tolerated a foreign occupier. The war on terror has destabilized Pakistan. United States cannot fight 1 billion Muslims by itself. Canada is pulling out of the coalition in Afghanistan. Britain is demanding an exit strategy from Afghanistan. United States has the right & responsible to pursue those DIRECTLY responsible for 9/11, but it does not have the right to wage war in Afghanistan for more than 8 years & still not catch bin Laden. Blowback!

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CobaltGeorge 11/21/09 - 08:49 am
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I swear to God reading the

I swear to God reading the post of justus4 and JohnRandolphHardisonCain everyday is like a hearing speeches written by Osama bin Laden. It contains so much anti-American values that it is scary.

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SoonerorLater 11/21/09 - 08:54 am
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Political correctness killed

Political correctness killed 14 people and wounded many others. The warning signs were there, but they were ignored for fear of offending Muslims in reporting the bizzare behavior. So many of the leftists cannot face the obvious facts 1. Nadal was a Muslim 2. He yelled "Alluah Akbar" before systematically opening fire 3. He communicated with AQ 4. He communicated with a radical cleric about killing soldiers 5. He briefed radical Muslim stuff about killing, infidels, etc. 6. He donated money to radical Islam causes. Connect the dots people, get your head out the sand (or where ever else it may be) and understand this was pure and simple Muslim extremist terror. As far as Casey is concerned, he is to PC and that culture is prevelant throughout the military (and I can speak with over 20 years experience). Cain is a hack who says he wants to be embedded to report on the war with a unit deploying but has never got himself from behind his computer in his podunk little town with his peace signs, bongs, and listening to his 60's beatnick music. Cain hates America, it spews in every post he has ever made.

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wizzardx1 11/21/09 - 09:03 am
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cain is a muslim.

cain is a muslim.

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convertedsoutherner 11/21/09 - 09:04 am
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If you don't agree with the

If you don't agree with the left, they say that "attempts to repress free speech coming from the radical right war hawks". So either you agree with them or "You're either with us or you're against us" is readily apparent. Now just who is trying to repress free speech? The fawning left don't want discussion, they want blind and gullible following with no dissent.

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bullbatt 11/21/09 - 09:06 am
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MR. JohnhatesamericaCain
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MR. JohnhatesamericaCain seems you don remember 911 do you. i for one thnk you are one more idiot that needs to go live where you think we are being the underserved agressor. then you could ask us to leave, we will remember what happened and politely decline. if i hated this country and what it stands for, as yu obviously do, i would leave. You, however, like te freedom we defend but for some reason think we should not defend your right to be a stupid idiot, and voice it. Say what you are saying in Iraq, or any other dictatorial government ad see where you end up. Waht an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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