Support our troops: Bring them all home now

Liberty For All
by R. Lee Wrights

10/06/12

Samuel Johnson said, 'Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.' H.L. Mencken expanded that definition when he said, 'Patriotism, in truth, is the great nursery of scoundrels ... Its chief glories are the demagogue, the military bully, and the spreaders of libels and false history.' I think of this definition every time I hear the phrase or see a sign or bumper sticker that says 'Support Our Troops'...

http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=8171


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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The Maimed Amongst Us

Chris Hedges, Truthdig: In a speech given at a Veterans for Peace event denouncing the war in Afghanistan, Chris Hedges says: ''War exposed the lies of patriotism and collective virtue of the nation that our churches, our schools, our press, our movies, our books, our government told us about ourselves, about who we were.''

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/11998-chris-hedges-the-maimed

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Veterans for Peace: ''We don t have to go to Afghanistan'': Veterans Deploy to Fort Lewis with Message of Hope for the Troops
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/10/08-2



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