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The Jumping-From-Towers Test?



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“Subject: Time to take the Dover test- Mark Shields

WASHINGTON (Creators Syndicate) — At Harvard on January 19, 2000, then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hugh Shelton provided a valuable standard, both to determine whether the United States ought to send the nation’s warriors into combat and to enlist “the support of the American people as well as the Congress” needed to sustain that involvement. In Shelton’s judgment, such a grave decision:

“(M)ust be subjected to what I call the ‘Dover test.’ Is the American public prepared for the sight of our most precious resource coming home in flag-draped caskets into Dover Air Force Base in Delaware — which is a point entry for our Armed Forces?”

DOES THIS MEAN SHIELDS IS ASKING ALL OF HIS EMPLOYERS, INCLUDING CNN, TO START SHOWING SEPT. 11 REPORTING AND PICTURES OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER?? OR ARE THOSE PICTURES STILL TOO DISTURBING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE??”



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