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    Default An interesting story about taking personal responsibility

    I was struck by this:

    Rep. Walter Jones Jr. (R-NC), who made it his mission to atone for his vote sending U.S. troops into Iraq in the early 2000s, died Sunday on his 76th birthday, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.

    Washington Post: “Jones began his tenure on Capitol Hill as a staunch conservative and voted in 2002 to authorize military action against Iraq. He came to view the invasion as a mistake, and sought to do his penance by writing to the relatives of every deceased U.S. service member, one heart-wrenching letter at a time.”
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    Default Re: An interesting story about taking personal responsibility

    Oh man! He must have been a man of real character. That's a heck of a story. Thank you for sharing it.

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    Exception proves the rule. America learned nothing from Iraq as it learned nothing from Viet Nam. As far as learning, the blood and treasure were spent in vain. American exceptionalism is stronger than ever.
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    Default Re: An interesting story about taking personal responsibility

    That is a heartening story, indeed.

    Now... if we could just get more folks on the right to eschew the bs arguments in the first place....
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    Default Re: An interesting story about taking personal responsibility

    Reminiscent of Profumo

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    Default Re: An interesting story about taking personal responsibility

    The day most politicians and their urgers take personal responsibility for their actions,

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    Default Re: An interesting story about taking personal responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    I was struck by this:
    Just so long as it wasn't thousands of copied thoughts and Prayers cards.
    PaulF

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    Default Re: An interesting story about taking personal responsibility

    Just to be clear - this is the guy who coined the term "Freedom Fries" in response to French intransigence wrt the invasion. The level of snark from the right towards anyone against the war was truly despicable.
    "I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible that you may be mistaken." (stolen from TomF )

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