2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 21 Feb 2002 16:55:40 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] Digest for cpeo-military@igc.topica.com, issue 474

I applaude Jim Werner for speaking up and trying to focus the discussion 
on examples of exemptions and how perpsective truly influences 
interpretation and expression of the current facts on an issue. 

While I am sometimes (maybe often) accused of being too wordy in some of 
my work, I firmly believe that in this environment the repercussions of 
being too wordy are far less then generalizing or trying to be brief. 

Clearly, there are exemptions for the military in certain areas and 
certainly there are current efforts to obtain more, as in the senate 
hearings coming up in March. And, at the same time, there are areas 
where other entities hold up genuine efforts to move a project forward, 
some justified, some not, some avoidable, some not. 

There will always be some antagonism - realities will not change.  
However, the more different individuals and groups can try to avoid 
statements about others and move toward asking clarifying questions and 
generating exploratory discussions the better - a point I tried to 
convey in the DU discussion. 

In the end, nothing can replace the working relationship, even though 
there will be various situations where different perspectives will have 
to respectfully take separate stances and actions on an issue. 



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