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Date Posted: 00:34:49 12/01/06 Fri
Author: Deborah
Subject: Ditto to What?
In reply to: Cricket 's message, "What?" on 05:42:56 11/29/06 Wed

Numbers of individuals speak all too openly, ignorantly, about others and for others, when it's not their place.
Back on the topic of Rangel, I join you in saying this should not be an issue of race--because it is not. Similary, it's my opinion John Kerry placed his foot perfectly well into his mouth when talking about education and the military, no matter a joke intended toward the current administration.

Firstly, numbers of well-educated individuals across ethnicities hold military office and serve. Add in the numbers who avail themselves of education through and within the miltary. There are others whose education is funded by and then serve for the military after the fact, in exchange.

What's may be missing in the equation is to wonder how our country is failing in education for those who think the military may be their only choice. None of this black-and-white (thinking, not race) approach appears talking to that failure here at home.

Again, what I appreciated about Rangel in the news was to highlight how numbers are agreeing we be positioning our troops across the globe with little family involvement on the ground. Maybe that doesn't matter; I don't know. I still would like every flag-draped coffin arriving back at home to be seen by every citizen of our United States. Add in the casualties of war still living.

Do I expect a Rangel, Kerry, Bush, McCain or a Romney prospective to accomplish that for me? Call me Skeptic Deb who's okay to hitch my wagon to those like The Dixie Chicks who are unfraid to make a noise about it all.

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