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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wizzardx1 11/21/09 - 08:10 am
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cain MAY be a muslim that is

cain MAY be a muslim that is about to "snap".he sure seems to hate America enough to "snap" at any moment

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 08:11 am
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The failure to deal with Maj.

The failure to deal with Maj. Hasan was an INTELLIGENCE FAILURE. According to today's headlines titled "Levin: May be more troubling emails from Hasan" the Associated Press reports "The U.S. government intercepted at least 18 e-mails between Hasan and Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical American-born cleric. They were passed along to two Joint Terrorism Task Force cells led by the FBI ...". This is the biggest intelligence failure since 9/11. No one lost their job in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. People should lose jobs over this intelligence failure - no excuses accepted about not having the authority to act or gov't barriers preventing them from doing so. It wasn't "political correctness" that allowed Maj. Hasan to continue duty, it was bureaucratic ineptness. Other crazies have shot up military posts, but they did not have a Muslim connection for the radical right to latch onto, and the sensationalist, predator, blood-frenzied media did not publicize those atrocities. I don't hate America. I hate where the radical right and the supportive American elite Establishment has taken America. This country is in decline because of warmongering, greed & corruption by flag-waving "patriots".

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 08:13 am
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Marvel at the "political

Marvel at the "political correctness" advocated by the radical right posters in these Readers Comments!

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wizzardx1 11/21/09 - 08:13 am
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cain;are you muslim?

cain;are you muslim?

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CobaltGeorge 11/21/09 - 08:15 am
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Who do you think is at the

Who do you think is at the top of the chain that is using political correctness. A Muslim president that will never say that destructive actions from any Muslim religious believer is not an act of Terror. Refusing to call the mass killings at Ft. Hood by a known Muslim terrorist is a prime example. I have said in past post that the word terrorist will never be used to describe any attacks on the US by Muslims.

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 08:16 am
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I am a Christian. Where is

I am a Christian. Where is the "outrage" from American Christians who deplore the use of torture against terror suspects? Anyone who does not speak up against illegal torture is un-American and un-Christian.

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SoonerorLater 11/21/09 - 08:19 am
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So Cain discounts the stories

So Cain discounts the stories from Nadal's peers and supervisors at Walter Reed that stated they did not report him or do anything for fear of having discrimination complaints against them. This was way before the email stuff happened. Thus, in the early stages it was PC. As time went on the intelligence stuff happened. It sounds to me as if Cain is admitting to a Muslim terrorist attack, thus Obama has let a terrorist attack happen on his watch and his administration has failed to protect the country. When you speak against the far right Cain, keep in mind that is a very small portion of the political spectrum and those of us who are moderate right do not completely buy into their philosophy. The far left, as Cain is, sees things in pure black and white, either you are far right, or you are not. It was PC that allowed Hasan to continue on duty, he should have been sidelined by his supervisors at WR. PC killed 14 people. He was a "crazy", he was a Muslim terrorist, the facts point in that direction. So Cain, when are you going to report from the Middle East and form a realistic opinion instead of the one from your pot filled cabin south of Augusta?

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 08:20 am
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Where is Christian charity

Where is Christian charity among the radical right posters in these Reader Comments? I see plenty of indignation against dissidents and plenty of hatred towards Muslims, but very little in the way of Christian charity.

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CobaltGeorge 11/21/09 - 08:22 am
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain, I

JohnRandolphHardisonCain, I wonder just how many prisoners of war of the past like McCain would feel about your un-American and un-Chrisrtian comment.

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 08:23 am
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What happened at Walter Reed

What happened at Walter Reed was not because of "political correctness" so much as it was due to bureaucratic ineptness. People should be fired and demoted because they failed to act. Nobody lost their job because of the failures of 9/11. They should this time.

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wizzardx1 11/21/09 - 08:26 am
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cain;you were there and

cain;you were there and talked to all parties concerned?

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 08:28 am
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CobaltGeogre, who cares how

CobaltGeogre, who cares how John McCain feels or are you issuing a veiled threat? Yesterday John McCain predicted something akin to a military victory in Afghanistan in 12-18 months if Gen. Stanley McChrystal gets 40,000 more troops. I recall that presidential candidate John McCain claimed in the fall of 2008 that military victory was "nearly at hand" in Iraq. That did not happen. When is Senator McCain going to admit that the U.S. neocolonial war in Vietnam was unnecessary and a mistake? That is the consensus among historians.

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SoonerorLater 11/21/09 - 08:30 am
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Once again Cain makes

Once again Cain makes generalizations. We are not talking about Muslims as a generation, only the terrorists who wage violence under the banner of Muslim. Again, Cain can only lump everyone in one huge population group and cannot distinguish between Muslims as a whole (whom the American people have no problem with) and the terrorists who have hijacked Islam for their purpose. Political Correctness Cain, if someone does not report something for fear of "offending" then it is PC. If something gets lost in a big bureaucracy, then it is bureaucratic ineptness. You should clearly understand the definitions you are using. I agree with Cain (as I choke), the first one to be fired should be Casey, for calling the destruction of diversity a bigger tragedy than the loss of 14 lives.

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CobaltGeorge 11/21/09 - 08:49 am
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This 11 month man made boil

This 11 month man made boil is about to erupt. Every darn day there is new puss being added. When it breaks the skin, God help the country!

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CobaltGeorge 11/21/09 - 08:51 am
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"If you don't accept

"If you don't accept documented and known facts, You are not too smart"

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terry67 11/21/09 - 08:55 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.
Posted by CobaltGeorge on Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:49 AM
----I AGREE 100%----

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terry67 11/21/09 - 08:59 am
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John-coo-coo-cain, You seem

John-coo-coo-cain, You seem to love bashing the right, never see you complain about the liberal looney left. OH WAIT you are the LLL! I guess we should just put our heads in the sand and wait until all this passes us by. YOU PACIFISTS ARE THE MOST EVIL GROUP OF MORONS EVER!

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confederate american 11/21/09 - 09:04 am
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cain-i read in my bible that

cain-i read in my bible that god destroyed whole nations,do you have a answer for that.jesus went into the temple and threw out the sellers and money changers.there were many wars lead by god in the bible.

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confederate american 11/21/09 - 09:07 am
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with so many anti-americans

with so many anti-americans in this country now,i know the revolution is coming for sure.people prepair yourselves

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AWyld1 11/21/09 - 09:13 am
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Shouldn't that have been

Shouldn't that have been Allah bless....you are an infidel Cain!!!!

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carcraft 11/21/09 - 09:14 am
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ispy4u on Sat Nov 21, 2009

ispy4u on Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:29 AM I assume when you are refering to arm chair generals you are talking about President Obama's rejection of the advise of the battle tested General McCrystal whom Obumbler hand picked?

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KSL 11/21/09 - 10:57 am
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"The bottom line is that

"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..." Having read these exact words numerous times, I believe Mr. Cain has these sentences connected to a speed key. If not, he should. How Christian is it to refer to the deaths of thousands of Americans on 9/11 as the results of a "nuisance"?

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 11:32 am
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In its crusade of revenge

In its crusade of revenge inaptly dubbed a "war on terror" United States has killed geometric if not exponential numbers of innocent civilians more than were killed on 9/11. "Revenge is Mine" saith The Lord God. In its quest for revenge, much evidenced by the posters on this Reader Comments thread, United States' (which initially enjoyed the sympathy & solidarity of the world after 9/11) misguided War on Terror has brought about a backlash not only in the Arab & Muslim world but also in the vast majority of the world community. The events on 9/11 never threatened the existence of United States. Instead of dealing with the crime through police & legal action, the U.S. gov't resorted to illegal wars, illegal acts of torture & incarceration without due process. United States has lost the world's sympathy. Japan is leaving Afghanistan. So is Canada. Britain is looking for an exit strategy & the majority of the citizens of Australia & every other country involved oppose the U.S./NATO war in Afghanistan. By extending the War on Terror into Pakistan, United States has succeeded in destabilizing both South & Central Asia as well as the Middle East. At some point crusaders will admit crimes

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 11:40 am
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KSL, Iraq had nothing

KSL, Iraq had nothing whatsoever to do with "the deaths of thousands of Americana on 9/11." Neither did the civilian population of Afghanistan who are suffering the consequences of 8 years of U.S. war and occupation in their country. The operative word here is counterproductive as in counterproductive war on terror. Look it up! The stalwarts of political correctness want to make it un-American and unpatriotic to question the U.S. wars of aggression in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The 8 years 1 month of U.S. war and occupation in Afghanistan has resulted in a resurgent Taliban because the U.S.-backed gov't of Hamid Karzai is corrupt, and it has resulted in the destabilization of Pakistan. Anti-American sentiment is now widespread in Pakistan. Great job U.S. warriors, U.S. war hawks, U.S. war Presidents, and U.S. war establishment!

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KSL 11/21/09 - 11:40 am
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So where is your condemnation

So where is your condemnation of the current CIC? Why is he not deserving of your vitriol?

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 11:48 am
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I condemn President Barack

I condemn President Barack Obama for continuing the drone attacks in Pakistan. Those are war crimes. If Obama escalates the U.S. troops level in Afghanistan as now seems likely he is only ordering this country's military further into an intractable quagmire in Afghanistan. I have criticized and condemned Obama's actions before. It is apparent in my condemnation of current U.S. policy, you just choose to forget and ignore my former criticisms and condemnations, overt or implicit, because you approved of the actions of George W. Bush. American supremacist militarists will be brought low in the long run by this self-declared long war for U.S. hegemony in the Middle East and South Asia. One reason the U.S./NATO war in Afghanistan is bound to fail regardless of the number of U.S. troops committed is because Afghanistan is too poor to support a large standing army and police force.

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SoonerorLater 11/21/09 - 11:52 am
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Do you believe in anything

Do you believe in anything about America Cain?

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 11/21/09 - 12:04 pm
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I believe in the U.S.

I believe in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights which includes the right to a fair and expeditious trial and freedom from cruel or unusual punishment. I support the rule of law. That is "American" isn't it, SoonerorLater? I also believe that Americans should not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, country of origin, or sexual orientation. Those are American values, are they not, SoonerorLater?

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SoonerorLater 11/21/09 - 12:14 pm
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Sure, but all of your posts

Sure, but all of your posts are anti American when it comes to very specific subjects. Your 1204 post is like saying I believe the sky is blue and the sun rises in the east. But when it comes to certain very specific things, you spew your anti American hate. What have you done for this country, except for protesting the Vietnam War and saying you are a patriot for protesting. The Iraq was was not illegal, it was voted on by Congress to give the President authorization, thus it was lawful from a legal standpoint. From a moral standpoint is a different story. The President did not lie to us, he was given bad information and reported that. EVERY politician can be caught on tape talking about WMD's, but you only point fingers at Bush-Cheney. It is not about oil, or else we would not have spent so much tax money paying for the war. Bush believed in what he was doing from a moral standpoint, and there is no evidence that he was cleaning up daddy's mess. These are your opinions, and 90% of what you say you never back up with facts, or if you do it is from a far left resource which is biased.

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grizzilies 11/21/09 - 12:19 pm
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The military is getting away

The military is getting away from being military. It is more like a business and personal gain. When a top officer does something wrong, they give him or her a chance to retire. Just let a young enlisted do something wrong and they get the shaft. There is so much going on that the public does not know about and should not know. The news on tv and newspapers let's the one's we are after what is going on. Thank-You for helping them out. The problem is facing you in the mirror. Everyone want's something for nothing. You want freedom but not at a price. The higher ups do not want to listen because it will mess up their record for promotion and reitrement. No One Wants To Listen.

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