Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Panda Bear on War and Peace

Posted 4/26/2011
Senator John Kerry was once a peace protester. What has happened to him? Some cynics believe that it is less fashionable to be for peace now that there is no draft. However, since there is no draft probably the part of the US population that is most effected by the wars is the less affluent part of the US.

Peace quote:

Indeed, I think people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of their way and let them have it.-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Posted 4/20/2011The Huffington Post reports on the friction between Obama and the military.

In short, The Panda Bear thinks the military is right and Obama is wrong. She thinks there is no such thing as a "nice" war and the only justification for war is to defend one's own country.
Posted 4/18/2011
NPR reports on the whereabouts of the ant-war movement.

The Panda Bear thinks it is terrible that the US now fights war where only a small percentage of its population directly feels the cost.

The Panda Bear also wonders when people are going to realize how costly these wars are. Many people felt it was a mistake of the Johnson adminstration to pursue both an expensive war and expand social programs.

Posted April 7
The Panda Bear wonders where all the peace activists have gone.

The Panda Bear is not a pacifist but thinks the only justification for war is in the interests of national defense. The Panda Bear does not like the US getting involved in the civil disputes of other countries where she thinks probably no side is the good side.

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