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Thread #61367   Message #987269
Posted By: Deda
21-Jul-03 - 12:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: Moral Courage: Bush and Blair. Thanks!!!
Subject: RE: BS: Moral Courage: Bush and Blair. Thanks!!!
I don't call it courage to send other people's children into the path of bullets. Julius Caesar rode in front of his troops wearing a bright red cape, so that all his men could see him (and the enemy could, too). His men loved him. Hannibal, similarly, was famous for living and fighting on exactly the same terms as his men, eating the same rations, sleeping on the ground with them, etc. Bush and Blair don't have moral courage. They assign that to other people -- mostly kids under the age of 25. Bush used family connections to sidestep any danger himself at that age.