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  •  For that he is one of my heros (2+ / 0-)
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    markthshark, truong son traveler

    His opposition to foreign military adventure also should be commended.  

    Under capitalism man exploits man, under communism the roles are reversed.

    by DavidMS on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:24:42 PM PST

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    •  The man was a REAL American hero... (3+ / 0-)
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      DavidMS, truong son traveler, TexDem

      and the fact that his name isn't known by every child of school age and beyond is a grave injustice, in my humble opinion.

      "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

      by markthshark on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:45:39 PM PST

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      •  In every sense of the word. (0+ / 0-)

        The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration bestowed...those who recieve it are accorded every honor.  Nine people have been awarded twice.  Gen. Butler is one of them.

        To read more of his writings, and the perspective he gained through his career and retirement, check this out: http://www.ratical.org/...

        "We refuse to fight in a war started by men who refused to fight in a war." -freewayblogger

        by Bisbonian on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:00:49 PM PST

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