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Subject: Leaders and Those Who Want to Lead
Date Posted: 11/21/2010 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 9/13/2010
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I just got done listening to Courage and Consequence by Karl Rove. I am interested in those who are the leaders of our country, those who advise our leaders, and those who would be leaders of our country. I look forward to any ones post. No matter where in the spectrum the writter may fall. Please post your thoughts and suggestions. As time goes by and I read or listen to books by all sides I will post them here.

Date Posted: 12/28/2010 10:06 PM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2006
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I would not even know where to start. I have always considered myself a democrate.But I now tend to be overwhelmed by Politics. I can say I think alot of issues candidates are using as a spring boards to get them the funds they need arent goverment issues.. I also feel like religion is getting confused as Patritotism . I/m tired of Obama taking the hit for what was thrust on him when he entered office, We had a war being fought on 2 fronts how much money do people think that has been costing us?  If I lived in another Country I would think America is horrible. We ruined millions of lives bombed places into an oblivion and handed the extremist there Jjihad it will never end now,We should have used our resourses and army to make our country safer and been proactive instead of reactive.Bush tainted our countries reputation.

Date Posted: 1/5/2011 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
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I was going to recommend a book, but Heather makes me want to ask a question; because I am not aware. Which country did we bomb to oblivion? And which country do you think is being run better than the US?  (comparable in size  and  economic development) ?

Michael-- I am currently listening to   General Norman Schwarzkopf's " It Doesn't Take A Hero"   and I am really enjoying  his perspective  on the first Gulf War.

* edited to correct sp.

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Date Posted: 1/6/2011 2:55 AM ET
Member Since: 4/27/2006
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I was speaking of the shock and awe bombings in Iraq the aftermath was horrible. I made the remark about how we are being viewed by other countries after The Iraq debacle there were no WMD;s putting political prisoners in Cuba at Gitmo and our descision to use torture to get info which so far has been supect at best. These were bad things and not what people expect from us.we are suppose to set an example of how to be a strong powerful well respected Country .No country is better than ours we just made some very bad mistakes and now we are all paying for it.Just so people understand I DO support or troops they are doing what there President ask and they are hero's just wanted to clear that up so no one would be mistaken.My nephew is there fighting now .


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