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To: 68skylark
People putting their lives on the line for us and spending a year at a time away from their loved ones deserve any creature comfort we can give them.

I'm reminded also of the scene in Battle Of The Bulge when the German tank commander played by Robert Shaw tells an HQ flunky that Germany cannot win by showing him a package that his men took off an American GI: a chocolate birthday cake his mother sent.

His point: "We cannot even get oil from a few miles away to our tanks to fuel them, but the Americans can ship individual chocolate cakes 3,000 miles before they go stale."

Logistics win wars and psychology wins wars.

An American GI enjoying a fresh-brewed latte after he blows one of the bad guys away is an awesome statement of our might.

7 posted on 07/05/2006 9:23:54 AM PDT by wideawake ("The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Alexander Rubin; wideawake
Thanks for the ping, Alexander. It's very appropriate.

I never liked Max Boot, since the first time I read him years ago. He's a globalist (America excellence suborned to the abitrary "good" of the global "community") on the same level as NYT columnist Thomas Friedman.

Wideawake wrote, "An American GI enjoying a fresh-brewed latte after he blows one of the bad guys away is an awesome statement of our might."

I agree. Developing that further, American GI's living in as much creature comfort as possible overseas—while our Jihadi enemies are living under rock, in caves—and still on the run, well ... just brings a smile to my face.  !






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25 posted on 07/05/2006 11:49:10 AM PDT by Salem (FREE REPUBLIC - Fighting to win within the Arena of the War of Ideas! So get in the fight!)
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