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US Policy; Attack Adversaries. Appease Americans. No Diplomacy Don't Bomb Iran copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org Days ago, United States Commander-In-Chief, George W. Bush reminded us of the need to remain vigilant. He admonished anyone who might think to talk with those who politically, philosophically, or perhaps physically have the potential to oppose "us." The President of the world's superpower 'wisely' proclaimed ""Some seem to believe we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along." America's leader addressed Israeli lawmakers and said, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history." As a protective parent might alert an easily frighten child, the Mister Bush forewarns his citizens. "Do not speak to strangers." US policy under Bush is to attack or alienate. The Administration insists we will not appease or engage in diplomacy with what we identify as rogue nations. Persons classified as terrorists are to be threatened, and possibly killed. The President of the United States wishes to ensure he protects the public. Punitive measures multiply in a nation once defined as democratic. Citizens in a country founded on the principles of equalitarianism no longer practice as they preach. Americans or the Administration ignore what is too often real; statistically, evidence shows those we know may be more dangerous. Close associates can harm "us." Those we have yet to encounter in our daily lives are not scary; they are unfamiliar. Hence, frequently, much to our own chagrin, people follow the lead of penal persons,...
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June is Busting Out All Over Clinton Invokes RFK Assassination copyright © 2008 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org Months ago, it was Springtime. The Primary Election season was about to come to a close. In March, talk turned to the month that begins summer. Senator Clinton was elated, as were we all. At the time, it seemed soon June would be busting out all over. The Senator from New York believed she had a chance to secure the Democratic nomination. The former First Lady spoke of how wondrous the sixth month of the year might be. When asked of her plans for the rest of the year, Hillary Clinton rejoiced. She recounted; June 1992 was a euphoric time for the Clinton family. Perchance, in 2008, she said, the same thirty days might again bring reason for euphoria. The Senator expressed, the unexpected might occur, just as it did in 1968, when . . . the disturbing, distressing, disquieting, the dire, calamitous catastrophe crippled American citizenry. Yes, in March, animals still hibernated and perhaps, the American people were a bit sleepy from their long winter nap. The electorate was focused on Spring fever. Any reason for jubilance brought joy to those who participated in the political process. In the third month of the year, not only was nature anxious to awaken from a sleepy season, the people in the United States were eager to be reborn. The last seven years were too long. The storms and strife were too severe. In America, it was time to turn the page. The pain inflicted by the Bush Administration was too great. The people craved peace and prosperity. They were willing to fight for what they thought best. Some remembered the 1990s fondly. Perchance, we could go back to better times. Certainly, now it seemed anything would be possible. Women had...

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