Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.

 By the way, my father, 88 years old, was a career US Air Force officer and pilot; my mother, a US Army Captain in the Nurse's Corps.  He doesn't 'support our troops' unless they're opposed to the war-- and he dosen't support the current "Commander-in-Chief" and, no, I'm not proud of the even minor role he had in support of the Vietnam War--in which he never had a direct or a combat role; all the same, it isn't something that I think should be pointed to in pride; he's my father and I love him; but that dosen't mean that I think his part in that war was something deserving respect or pride.

 If anyone taught me to understand these distinctions, it was he.

 I was born on a US military base abroad and I was walking before I discovered that not eveyone wore uniforms and saluted.

"In such an environment it is not surprising that the ills of technology should seem curable only through the application of more technology..." John W Aldridge

by proximity1 on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 04:34:59 PM EST
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