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British newspapers considered us cowards and vermin.

Happy Fourth. In his speech today, Bush is comparing his criminal war in Iraq to our fight for Independence two hundred years ago. Well, here is a more accurate comparison.

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Happy Fourth. In his speech today, Bush is comparing his criminal war in Iraq to our fight for Independence two hundred years ago. Well, here is a more accurate comparison.

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Happy Fourth. In his speech today, Bush is comparing his criminal war in Iraq to our fight for Independence two hundred years ago. Well, here is a more accurate comparison.

The British from 1775 through 1781 were incensed that so many Americans were terrorists who hid behind trees and fired on the British soldiers - instead of wearing red, easy-to-aim-at uniforms and marching in straight lines - as the British did. We cheated in our fight for independence. The British newspapers considered us cowards and vermin. Indeed, perhaps only 25% of Americans wanted independence, the rest either not caring or wanting to stay British. King George knew this and felt he was sending troops to protect the loyal English subjects.

Tories - Americans who stayed loyal to the governments that the British had established in each colony - were treated horribly by the cowardly American rebels. Tory property was burned, cattle were stolen and tens of thousands of Tories fled to Canada for personal safety.

Hmmm - in Iraq today, the cowardly insurgents are blowing up US troops with unconventional roadside bombs and suicide bombers. And the Iraqis who dare to work with the Americans are being targeted by the rebels - er, insurgents and terrorists. Same as we targeted the Tories.

British troops were 3,000 miles from home with their multi-national force consisting of German and English soldiers. Our troops are 10,000 miles from home with the paid for and coerced multi-national force. It looked like the Americans would surely lose the war as General Howe scored victory after victory. It took over six years for the Americans to convince the British that the war was futile. A lot of Tories died and a lot of British soldiers died. It took the Vietnamese approximately 10 years to convince us to get out. The Iraqis have only been fighting us for two years.

History has much to teach us if we care to learn. Don't over extend your military. Don't go to war with no clear goal. Don't start a war if you cannot finish it. Don't lie to your people about the war if they might later learn the truth. Don't abuse the people of an occupied country. Don't set vague goals that you have no chance of achieving. And on and on. Bush and the neocons who planned this war thought they could ignore history. And they are not learning how wrong they were and are.

British newspapers considered us cowards and vermin.

By John ServaisOn Jul 04, 2005

Happy Fourth. In his speech today, Bush is comparing his criminal war in Iraq to our fight for Independence two hundred years ago. Well, here is a more accurate comparison.

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Like toxic water flowing from GP

By John ServaisOn Jul 02, 2005

The link to No Forced Fluoride in Bellingham is posted to the right. The pro-fluoride initiative backers - financed by Seattle powers with well-laundered money passed along to hide the sources - has s

Downing Street memos are authentic

By John ServaisOn Jun 30, 2005

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Bush has helped Bin Laden

By John ServaisOn Jun 29, 2005

Lets see if we can state this in a way conservatives and war hawks can understand. Because 9/11 is being used as a false excuse for the war in Iraq and because Bush had no post-war plan for Iraq, we n

Fluoride in water is medicine

By John ServaisOn Jun 22, 2005

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We want pure clean water

By John ServaisOn Jun 16, 2005

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Deja vu of 1996

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Chuckanut Ridge is a controversy now - and it is deja vu of 1996. On October ‘96, NwCitizen broke new information and posted three reports that helped to stop the development. It also recommended that

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New web sites

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New - local website that addresses

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Two years since the invasion of Iraq

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How do you solve a problem like Maria?

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