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August 28, 2008

patriotism, war, and short shrift for diplomacy

Buchanan pointing out the nationalistic riff of the speech emphasizes why it fell slightly flat to me.

As a nonviolent activist, I want my president to recognize the humanity of all humans, not just U.S. citizens. I want recognition that the expansion of illegal Jewish settlements in Palestine is a major reason for the lack of peace in the Middle East.

I don't need to wrap myself in a U.S. flag to recognize the humanity of my fellow citizens. I understand that internationalism is a scary ideal; patriotism is the way to appeal to more American voters in the states that really matter - landlocked and small, that usually swing right.

I feel very alone tonight - listening to the "liberal" MSNBC anchors and their libertarian pundit gush over Obama.

Posted by cj at August 28, 2008 9:02 PM


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