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Old 09-11-2009, 02:39 PM   #31
Marc Abrams
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Re: Aikido - Martial Arts - Fighting

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George S. Ledyard wrote: View Post
It's quite clear that the military seems to get this better than many of our politicians... when we get to the point where we hate the French, who are actually our allies, how do you think we'll approach folks from radically different cultures... I am reminded of the picture that was on someones Wall of Obama pictured with a goatee and beret with the caption, is Obama French? As if that were the worst thing the fellow could think of saying... I despair sometimes...
George:

You must be one of those Afro-Franco Islamic Socialists . See if I invite you to one of my tea parties !

You know George, it must have been hard during the last administration to try and employ the "hearts and minds" strategy since our leaders seemed to be missing their "hearts" and seemed to be out of their minds. I can only hope that we can begin to do a better job.

Regards,

Marc Abrams
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