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|Posted: Thu Apr 15th, 2010 06:33 pm||
| Well, so much for javal's: "Ban" on commentary on the current political situation (now that the previous administration is no longer in office).
At any rate, Cleburne Fan, I haven't heard anything said by the commentators you mentioned that is as offensive as the author of the article you linked to calling up to a million Confederate soldiers: "Terrorists." (Admitting that some terrorist acts were committed by those on BOTH sides in places such as Missouri). To me, that author is despicable.
Painting AMERICAN soldiers (Union or Confederate) generally as terrorists is most unfair. As Ely Parker said at Appomattox, regardless of the side they fought on, they were ALL Americans.
Did those other Americans who faced Confederate soldiers in battle regard them as terrorists? Here is the remembrance of one old soldier on how they appeared to him on a day in April of 1865:
"Before us in proud humiliation stood the embodiment of manhood: men whom neither toil and sufferings, nor the fact of death, nor disaster, nor hopelessness could bend from their resolve, standing before us now, thin, worn, and famished, but erect and with eyes looking level into ours, waking memories that bound us together as no other bond, --- was not such manhood to be welcomed back into a Union so tested and assured?" - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Soldiers respect soldiers. They do not respect terrorists.
Last edited on Fri Apr 16th, 2010 12:51 am by Texas Defender