Thursday, October 02, 2008

Maybe there's a second chance after all....

“What is this war doing to us? Of course it is costing us money, but that is the smallest price we pay. The cost in our young men…The cost is on our world position – in neutral and allies alike, every day more baffled and estranged from a policy they can not understand. There is a failing of generosity and compassion. There is an unwillingness to sacrifice. We can not continue to deny and postpone the demands of our own people while spending billions in the name of freedom for others. We have an ally in name only. We support a government without supporters. Without the effort of American arms, that government would not last a day.” - Robert F. Kennedy, 1968

And one from another blue eyed soul brother, Tim Russert:

Yknow what sucks the most? Let's break it down for a second and see what would have happened had he not been assassinated and lived up to his campaign promises:

- Would have ended Vietnam war years earlier, saving thousands of US lives and countless others
- Kent State massacre wouldn't have happened
- The same goes for Watergate, which would have significantly reduced the amount of cynicism Americans felt towards politics in the 70s
- There would have been a greater emphasis on the poverty of Americans and not just in the inner cities, but in the most impoverished areas of the Appalachian territories.

I’m not saying that everything would reflect some sort of Utopia, and no doubt it’s easy to reflect with rose-colored glasses some sort of romanticism. But, damn…

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