Armistice Day

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Armistice Day, holiday

It’s Armistice Day. Click here for a Wilfred Owen retrospective. More here.

Today the French are pleading for calm. The Brits observed two minutes of silence at the eleventh hour this morning.

In Maine, police had to intervene when a group of VFW members tried to remove 2,000 white flags placed at veterans’ cemetery in remembrance of U.S. soldiers who’ve died in Iraq.

I think Wilfred Owen would have appreciated the flags.

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  1. joanr16  •  Nov 11, 2005 @10:13 am

    “That old lie: Dulce et decorum est, pro patria mori.” The saddest lie of all is the one folks tell themselves about our war dead– that to speak and work for peace is some sort of “desecration” of their sacrifice.

    An invasion based on lies isn’t transformed into a glorious campaign for freedom on the basis of still more lies. This is magical thinking of the most destructive kind. Black Magical Thinking.

    Hooray for the Maine police chief who stood up to the VFW! These are the real victories for freedom.

  2. erinyes  •  Nov 11, 2005 @1:33 pm

    Henry kissinger said the men of the military are dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy.
    Happy veterans’ day.So glad to hear those morons decided to pull up the flags,it gives a real special meaning to “freedom isn’t free”. so sad to see so many ready to jump into the wood chipper for “God and country”.
    Dulce Bellum Inexpertis.
    Semper ubi sub ubi!



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