8 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'war':

Special skills? I ain't got no stinkin' special skills

Agency initiates steps for selective draft Uh... hockey is good. Mounties are neat. I hear they have excellent maple syrup in Canada. Too bad I don't like maple syrup. Or cold. Or curling. Mightn't one draft-dodge just as well in France? [via niobeweeps]...

srah - Monday, 15 March 2004 - 8:21 PM
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Where am I? What's going on?

Is the war over? Saddam Hussein's government has fallen? How can we tell? Did he surrender? Is he dead? I'm confused....

srah - Friday, 11 April 2003 - 11:06 AM

Just stop trying to talk politics, you ignorant slut

If the US can decide that the UN is no longer effective and can ignore it, why can't Iraq ignore the Geneva Convention? We don't want to let them sink to our go-it-alone cowboy level? Is that it? I don't want anyone to suffer or die, but it seems to me we are setting a bad precedent and playing do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do....

srah - Friday, 28 March 2003 - 2:05 PM
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An American in Vichy

Things are not going as badly as expected this week. I had some students with earnest questions about the war in Iraq, and I answered them as long as they asked in English, and they seemed satisfied by my answers. The students I was most concerned about didn't have anything to say or ask about the war, but neither did they seem to hold my citizenship against me. Tomorrow I have the class I cried in front of last week, but I think I'm better prepared than I was then, and I may just have a discussion about the war...

srah - Tuesday, 25 March 2003 - 4:25 PM
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Have a crush or want to crush?

Anti-war protests followed me around all day yesterday. I was invited by one of my students and I was going to go but then Renata and Jennifer went to the Puy de Dôme and I didn't want to go all alone and American. So I walked past and observed from the outside and tried to do some shopping downtown but whenever I exited a store, they seemed to have congregated right there. I think they reeeeeeally wanted me to join them but were too shy to tell me....

srah - Sunday, 16 March 2003 - 3:51 AM
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Hamburger-eating aggressor monkeys

If I hear one more argument of "We saved your ass in WWII and look how ungrateful you are, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys", I'm going to spit directly in the speaker's eye. As an ally, I think France would be willing to help out the US if they were in trouble, but I don't see why they should be obliged to blindly follow the US when they're the ones aggressing another country. I wouldn't like to have friends who blindly followed everything I did without thinking for themselves. I really don't see how people can even make the "ungrateful French"...

srah - Monday, 10 March 2003 - 2:27 AM
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Representative of my country

I'm not a Good American. I'm sorry. I'm not going to take the easy way out, and I'm not going to wave my little flag. I'm going to tell the truth, even when trying to explain, slowly and clearly, to my students. In the end, I sound negative and like I have nothing to do but complain about my country, but I think they should know the real me, and not the easier-to-explain version of the world. I don't like Señor Arbusto, I don't think we should go to war, I think the United States did not react in the...

srah - Monday, 7 October 2002 - 6:24 AM
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Freedonia's going to war

I fully support our president's idea to go to war with Iraq. I am behind him 100% on that. Go ahead, Señor Arbusto. It's a good idea. I'll make you a special jacket with a bullseye on the back. But don't get lonely, now, because what I don't support is you taking anyone with you. If you want to declare war, go ahead. But you'd better get Congress' permission before you declare that the United States are at war with Iraq. Otherwise, that's not how the United States works and we will have to overthrow your dictatorship. Bye....

srah - Tuesday, 27 August 2002 - 8:35 AM
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