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Just a few of the people who have been forced to resign, voluntarily resigned, been demoted or "reassigned" because they could not, in good conscious, agree with the actions of the administration they had pledged to serve. The junta in the White House does not tolerate anyone disagreeing with them. Perhaps more importantly, the junta does not listen to anyone disagreeing with them.

Many of these names are folks who've spent the majority of their career in government service. These are people who routinely defend policies they don't agree with. That's their job. Now, however, many of them have found the current administration's behavior too much for even them to take quietly.

  • Bunnatine ("Bunny") Greenhouse
  • Richard Clarke
  • Paul O'Neill
  • Flynt Leverett
  • Ben Miller
  • Hillary Mann
  • Larry Lindsey
  • Ann Wright
  • John Brady Kiesling
  • John Brown
  • Rand Beers
  • Anthony Zinni
  • Eric Shinseki
  • Karen Kwiatkowski
  • Charles "Jack" Pritchard
  • Major John Carr
  • Major Robert Preston
  • Captain Carrie Wolf
  • Colonel Douglas Macgregor
  • Paul Redmond
  • John W. Carlin
  • Susan Wood
  • Frank Davidoff
  • Thomas E. Novotny
  • Joanne Wilson
  • James Zahn
  • Tony Oppegard
  • Jack Spadaro
  • Teresa Chambers
  • Martha Hahn
  • Andrew Eller
  • Mike Dombeck
  • James Furnish
  • Mike Parker
  • Sylvia K. Lowrance
  • Bruce Boler
  • Eric Schaeffer
  • Bruce Buckheit
  • Rich Biondi
  • Martin E. Sullivan
  • Richard S. Lanier
  • Gary Vikan

If you voted for Bush, that's disappointing, but that's your choice. That's what a democracy is about. If, however, you still agree with Bush: fuck you. These bastards are destroying our country and getting rich off of it.

On a happier note, our Vice President's stock options in Halliburton and other companies have increased in value over 3,000 percent last year. Clearly this is a sign that our economy's on the rebound, right?

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(Anonymous)
And of course the Clintons were exact opposites? Did they surround themselves with people who disagreed with them?
Its a double standard. When conservatives refuse to surround themselves with naysayers and liberals, they are being bastards; when liberals carefully choose their allies and friends, they are being prudent and canny.

Its more of what I really believe is at the root of all of the Liberal/Conservative opposition: Liberals really believe that everyone else is so stupid that we cant be trusted to run things without their lofty ideals. And conservatives beleve in common sense and the value of common people who may not have degrees, but are smart and canny none the less.

If you want to list people, how about a list of the people who mysteriously committed suicide after falling afoul of the Clintons?
Re: counterpoint
You appear to have missed the point. One doesn't read about the scores of career government and military people who resigned in protest because they could not in good conscience agree with what the Clinton administration's actions. On the other hand, even if one did, it would not be relevant. I'm not talking about problems with the past. I'm talking about today's problems. Even if what we see today happened in the past, it would not make it right.

Liberals really believe that everyone else is so stupid that we cant be trusted to run things without their lofty ideals. And conservatives beleve in common sense and the value of common people who may not have degrees, but are smart and canny none the less.

Really? Try this on for size: liberals care about the environment and human rights. Conservatives are consumed by greed and world domination.

And guess what? My version has as much value as your's: nothing. It's absolutely worthless because it's a stereotype. If you want to propose a "counterpoint", you'll need to come up with something a little more interesting than dully repeating something which sounds like a Rush Limbaugh broadcast. There are things that liberals tend to believe which I agree with. There are things that conservatives tend to believe which I agree with. Your "one-size-fits-all" attitude is patronizing to all.

As for the "mysterious suicides", that's an urban legend worthy of the Weekly World News. How about, instead of just believing the latest chain email that someone forwards you in a frenzy, you actually try to think about these issues?

And on a personal rant: shut the fuck up about Clinton. Frankly, I can't say I was too happy with him as a president by you know what? I don't think Calvin Coolidge was too great, either. So fucking what? How about we focus on today's problems and stop living in the god-damned past? I don't know some conservatives are so damned hung up on the past that every time they hear something which sounds like criticism of Bush that they invariably reply "yeah, but did you hear what Clinton did?" I'll leave it to the reader to figure out why they want to keep changing the subject.