coalkirk wrote:stockingfull wrote:coalkirk wrote:We liberated them twice if you'll recall. Once I'll say was payback for their help in the American Revolution. The second time, they owe us.
Sorry, but no matter how many times it happens, "liberate" means to restore someone's freedom, not to merely transfer them from Germany's slave to our perpetual "yes man." Freedom necessarily implies the right to disagree.
Once again, the media are there to remind us when we aren't following our own principles.
If there were more people around like you during wwII, we'd all be goosestepping now. Thank god there were men and women who understood evil and conflict and had the balls to face it head on.
Most people (excepting you, apparently) understand that this isn't just another military "nail" that you can hit with the same old military "hammer."
Our parents fought a common national enemy in WWII, as they should have, and as I would, alongside you. And I'm not discounting the threat of radical Islam, either. What I am saying is we have to be a lot smarter than we've been thus far in developing a strategy to deal with it.
BTW, you can blow the implication that only your side has "balls" out your pompous "a$$."