Sunday, November 12, 2006

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Maureen Dowd":

Many troops in Iraq believe that the situation is tenable, but a lot of them don't.

Many troops in Iraq believe that the situation is tenable, but a few of them don't.

Here's just one example you can look to for some illumination: In Virginia, the military-heavy voting areas of Virginia Beach, Newport News and Norfolk tended to favor Jim Webb, who was running on the anti-Rumsfeld/anti-war platform. George Allen was the establishment candidate with unreconstructed views on Iraq. He lost.

He lost by a whisker.

And: As my old Boss LBJ used to say:

Therefore what?

People in the military do vote, and they are a subset of the larger voting population in America. Americans in general are unsatisfied with the way the war is going, and there's every reason to think that members of the armed forces aren't "A:"Do mean "are?" starting to get frustrated, as well. By all accounts, Donald Rumsfeld was as unpopular as he had ever been with active-duty military. I know military men, especially the grunts, who think he's the cat's pajamas. The Army Times, Navy Times, AirForce Times, and Marine Corps Times Names of publications should be italicized all called for Rumsfeld's resignation before the election... obviously, our men and women in the armed forces have some reservations about where the war in Iraq is headed.

Yeah. And the same sorts of people called for Abraham Lincoln's head.

Remember this: A kiss is just a kiss and history is tale told by winners, as time goes by. (Word play from Casblanca.)

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Posted by Anonymous to Wattenblog at 11/12/2006 06:10:42 PM

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it ever occur to you that perhaps you should talk to people outside your ivory tower and the Beltway? The military communities in Virginia mostly voted for Webb. If only "a few" military were unhappy with Rumsfeld and the Iraq war, Allen should have won, handily. He didn't. If Rumsfeld were conducting the war well, more military probably would have voted for the GOP.

By the way, you should not expect people visiting your blog to use perfect grammar, punctuation, italics, and so on. This is not a forum for the Modern Language Association. Blogging is a quick and off-the-cuff forum, and you look silly when you point out niggling errors like not italicizing the names of publications.

November 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it ever occur to you that perhaps you should talk to people outside your ivory tower and the Beltway? The military communities in Virginia mostly voted for Webb. If only "a few" military were unhappy with Rumsfeld and the Iraq war, Allen should have won, handily. He didn't. If Rumsfeld were conducting the war well, more military probably would have voted for the GOP.

By the way, you should not expect people visiting your blog to use perfect grammar, punctuation, italics, and so on. This is not a forum for the Modern Language Association. Blogging is a quick and off-the-cuff forum, and you look silly when you point out niggling errors like not italicizing the names of publications.

November 12, 2006  

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