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Offline iddee

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He is what he is.
« on: September 14, 2021, 08:37:15 pm »

In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. President Ford went to Congress for a relief package to allow American personnel  and our allies to evacuate. However, there was ONE US SENATOR who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon
This senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford.  Despite the efforts of this U.S. Senator--President Ford managed to  rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country's fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been  targeted and slaughtered for their support for America . When they arrived in America , President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees to integrate into American society.
That SAME troublesome SENATOR TORPEDOED ANY SUPPORT for these shell shocked, anti-communist, Americans and our helpers, the refugees.
Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis.       As he did so, the Senator belittled those efforts.       What kind of person would oppose President Ford's tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing?     Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Vietnam War?
    From the book - "When the Center Held." by Donald Rumsfeld  in 2018.(biography)
"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

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Re: He is what he is.
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 08:40:35 pm »
I think Old Joe has fallen on every side of every issue.  It used to take him some time to flip from side to side.  Now he does it in days and lies about it.
They are so divorced from their own interests that even when their own security and that of their children is finally compromised, they do not seek to avert the danger themselves but cross their arms and wait for the nation as a whole to come to their aid. Yet as utterly as they sacrifice their own free will, they are no fonder of obedience than anyone else. They submit, it is true, to the whims of a clerk, but no sooner is force removed than they are glad to defy the law as a defeated enemy. Thus one finds them ever wavering between servitude and license.
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Re: He is what he is.
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 11:10:58 pm »
He is what he is.

But what it is, he is?   :cheesy:
For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

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Re: He is what he is.
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2021, 08:22:37 am »
Is this the same Donald Rumsfeld that screwed up in Iraq and Afghanistan?
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