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  •  General Cullen, there was a time... (8+ / 0-)

    a few years ago when - by a preponderance of available evidence - I began to consider the possibility of our military actually capitulating to Dick Cheney's nefarious schemes of Constitutional subversions. I began thinking that our way of life in America was about to change - radically - for the worse.

    Thanks to your words - and others' in the U.S. military who've opened a much-needed dialogue with us progressives and the public in general, I no longer think that way. I needed to hear that high-ranking officers and the rank and file in general were opposed to things like torture, Guantanamo Bay, and secret prisons around the world used for rendition; all staples of the Bush/Cheney [so-called] "war on terror."

    There's no doubt that Obama's election did a lot to assuage my fears about our waning democracy. But, no matter how intelligent and altruistic Obama is,  he's only one man, and he can't fight the establishment on his own. I'm relieved to say that after reading your words; your thoughts (and those of your like-minded peers) about America maintaining the proverbial "moral high ground" as an example to the world - my hope for the future of America is indeed back in full.

    Thanks for taking the high road, General. And thank you for your service.

    "If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem." -- Abraham Lincoln

    by markthshark on Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 12:42:22 PM PST

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