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Wednesday, June 09, 2004
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Wow, it's like that old song by Leo Sayer - Long Tall Glasses lyrics:
"I saw so much food, there was water comin' from my eye
yeah there was ham an' there was turkey, there was caviar
an' long tall glasses, with wine up to yar"
What am I babbling on about that would justify bringing up Leo Sayer? Well, it's this great post over at North Georgia Dogma. It is a smorgasbord of points to debate.

It seems Ricky has broken his hand and finds typing difficult [hope it heals soon], and fortunately for me, he re-posted something he'd written previously as North Georgia Dogma: Blast from the past, which I missed in its original run. I don't know how long it took Ricky to write and assemble this post, but I know I could spend hours at a minimum debating just a few of the points he so cavalierly raises.

Anyway, it's a nice comprehensive list of government treacheries. Ricky doesn't believe most are true, whereas I have good reason to believe several of them to be factual. The point I addressed in my comment at NGD: "Trying to demean our credibility by making charges of violence of the American soldiers in Gulf War I to the tune of slaughtering retreating Iraqis who had surrendered and were trying to head home.", which includes a link to The Massacre of Withdrawing Soldiers on "The Highway of Death".

But I have a better source for this story as I commented there: "I will only address the "slaughtering retreating Iraqis" point. I have a friend down in Henry County who was there on the frontlines in Iraq. He and I served together as tank platoon leaders in Germany. In the Gulf War, he was the commander of an Military Intelligence company working the front lines. He related to me what happened. His soldiers, who also observed what GEN McCaffrey did, convinced him to bring the story forward, even though they all knew it was a career ending move. He wound up being interviewed all those years ago by 60 Minutes. He also wound up getting out of the army.

I've known him for over twenty years, he was there on the ground, and I believe him."

There are a few other points in the list that I might try to address at some later point, but really, I'm not sure to what affect.


 
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