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Happy Veterans Day, 2007


Don Roberdeau
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....for all fellow military veterans!

My Best Wishes, Always, for you, your Loved Ones, and all free (and not so free) persons!!

Here is a choice of free e-cards you can send him/her/them:

http://ecards.military.com/postcard-direct...ds.htm#veterans

During an address to the http://www.weforum.org World Economic Forum,

Secretary of State Colin Powell was asked a somewhat long and

involved question by the former Archbishop of Canterbury,

George Carey, which ended with the following interrogative:

And would you not agree, as a very significant political figure in

the United States, Colin, that America, at the present time, is in

danger of relying too much upon the hard power and not enough upon

building the trust from which the soft values, which of course all of

our family life that actually at the bottom, when the bottom line is

reached, is what makes human life valuable?

Secretary Powell responded:

The United States believes strongly in what you call soft power, the

value of democracy, the value of the free economic system, the value

of making sure that each citizen is free and free to pursue their own

God-given ambitions and to use the talents that they were given by

God. And that is what we say to the rest of the world. That is why we

participated in establishing a community of democracy within the

Western Hemisphere. It's why we participate in all of these great

international organizations.

There is nothing in American experience or in American political life

or in our culture that suggests we want to use hard power. But what

we have found over the decades is that unless you do have hard power

and here I think you're referring to military power then sometimes

you are faced with situations that you can't deal with.

I mean, it was not soft power that freed Europe. It was hard power.

And what followed immediately after hard power? Did the United States

ask for dominion over a single nation in Europe? No. Soft power came

in the Marshall Plan. Soft power came with American GIs who put their

weapons down once the war was over and helped all those nations

rebuild. We did the same thing in Japan.

So our record of living our values and letting our values be an

inspiration to others I think is clear. And I don't think I have

anything to be ashamed of or apologize for with respect to what

America has done for the world.

(((( Applause ))))

We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last

hundred years and we’ve done this as recently as the last year in

Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of

whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except

enough ground to bury them in, and otherwise we have returned

home to seek our own, you know, to seek our own lives in peace, to

live our own lives in peace. But there comes a time when soft power

or talking with evil will not work where, unfortunately, hard power

is the only thing that works.

It became very quiet in the room

Best Regards in Research,

Don

Don Roberdeau

U.S.S. John F. Kennedy, CV-67, "Big John," Plank Walker

Sooner, or later, The Truth emerges Clearly

ROSEMARY WILLIS 2nd Headsnap; Westward, Ultrafast, & Directly Towards the "Grassy Knoll"

Dealey Plaza Professionally-surveyed Map Detailing Victims locations, Witnesses, Photographers, Suspected trajectories, Evidentiary artifacts, etc

President KENNEDY "Men of Courage: 4 Principles" speech, and a portion of fellow researchers and my research & discoveries, 1975 to present

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