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Patriot_Spear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 11:18 AM
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74. I could explain- but only a Soldier could understand...
Edited on Wed Sep-10-03 11:25 AM by Patriot_Spear
A guys who's froze his ass off on 24 hour guard details would know.

A guy who spent three days on patrol with 2 hours of sleep here and there would know.

A guy who missed his wife and kids, mom and dad for months on end would know.

A guy who learned how to sleep standing up, in the rain or 20 below would know.

A guy who stood there while a flag was folded over a buddies coffin and handed to his folks would know.




Any candy-ass can sit back and blithely downgrade the sacrifice of todays Soldiers by comparing it to the sacrifice of others- but all it really shows is that the men who hit Pointe Du Hoc, St. Lo, Omaha have the same spirit as the guys in Basra, or Bagdhad.

Their sacrifice is no less valuable or costly.
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  -At least six U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq in the last 24 hours NNN0LHI  Sep-10-03 09:52 AM   #0 
  - WHAT???  FlashHarry   Sep-10-03 09:54 AM   #1 
  - The two words "at least" really worry me a lot n/t  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 09:55 AM   #2 
  - BRING IT ON--- g. w. bush president, freedom fighter, chimpanzee--- 2003  saigon68   Sep-10-03 12:31 PM   #105 
     - Here's the ad series I've been working on  symbolman   Sep-10-03 09:00 PM   #132 
  - Actualy, the attack in Ebril, Iraq, was reported early afternoon  pinerow   Sep-10-03 10:35 AM   #30 
     - Here is the Al-Jazeera link, although they mention injuries to  pinerow   Sep-10-03 10:45 AM   #44 
  - They're ratcheting up the attacks big time  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 09:56 AM   #3 
  - Good thing this isn't a QUAGMIRE.  Bozita   Sep-10-03 09:59 AM   #4 
  - IRAQUAGMIRE  Skittles   Sep-10-03 10:38 AM   #33 
  - IraqWagmire  Raenelle   Sep-10-03 12:23 PM   #100 
  - It ain't original  are_we_united_yet   Sep-10-03 08:05 PM   #130 
  - CENTCOM's sticking with 2 dead  markses   Sep-10-03 10:01 AM   #5 
  - The pattern with these big bombings has been to underestimate...  SidDithers   Sep-10-03 10:06 AM   #7 
  - Something tells me....  AWD   Sep-10-03 10:02 AM   #6 
  - You might be right  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 10:06 AM   #8 
  - I'm sure your correct Beetwasher about the clamp  0007   Sep-10-03 10:26 AM   #22 
     - Notice that the Foreign correspondent was reporting  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 10:29 AM   #24 
        - Thanks mate  0007   Sep-10-03 10:49 AM   #51 
           - All correspondents and news agencies go through CENTCOM  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 10:58 AM   #58 
  - Not to beat a dead horse, but...  Patriot_Spear   Sep-10-03 10:07 AM   #9 
  - go ahead beat it  Cocoa   Sep-10-03 10:11 AM   #10 
  - Ah, the closed-door revelation of actual casualties.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-10-03 10:12 AM   #12 
  - link doesnt work. now another article  protect freedom impeach bush n   Sep-10-03 10:26 AM   #23 
  - Looks like it's been scrubbed- let me see if I can find it again...  Patriot_Spear   Sep-10-03 10:36 AM   #31 
     - Heard her report it on MSNBC.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-10-03 10:39 AM   #36 
  - Do you remember what the headline for that story was? n/t  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 10:35 AM   #29 
     - It was the MSN / MSNBC post speech comentary link... n/t  Patriot_Spear   Sep-10-03 10:37 AM   #32 
        - When I searched MSNBC it linked to this article...  Patriot_Spear   Sep-10-03 10:52 AM   #54 
           - dammit  sham   Sep-10-03 11:07 AM   #64 
  - Don't report deaths while Bush is speaking  leetrisck   Sep-10-03 10:16 AM   #16 
  - Walter Rogers is back on now doing spin control and now reporting 2 dead  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 10:12 AM   #11 
  - Difference between "combat" and "non-combat" deaths?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Sep-10-03 10:13 AM   #13 
  - And the Chimp is just going to do his jut-jawed "...and who, disguised  Aristus   Sep-10-03 10:15 AM   #14 
  - Could someone please get a screen shot of the page for this link before...  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 10:16 AM   #15 
  - I've Got the Screenshot  mhr   Sep-10-03 10:24 AM   #19 
  - Thank you, Sir. I just didn't want to be accused of seeing things n/t  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 10:30 AM   #25 
  - got it...n/t  Patriot_Spear   Sep-10-03 10:25 AM   #20 
  - I posted this msnbc report...  party_line   Sep-10-03 10:20 AM   #17 
  - I think they are trying to keep the numbers down for several reasons  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 10:21 AM   #18 
  - The bombing in Iraq referred to was on Turkish news sources last  sistersofmercy   Sep-10-03 10:26 AM   #21 
  - Has anybody hear ever heard of Normandy?  Rasorite   Sep-10-03 10:31 AM   #26 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-10-03 10:33 AM   #27 
  - That's insulting  Rasorite   Sep-10-03 10:40 AM   #38 
  - I'm insulting the troops? *I'M* insulting the troops?  htuttle   Sep-10-03 10:44 AM   #41 
  - Ah, but your president says  party_line   Sep-10-03 10:45 AM   #45 
  - You contend that Saddam is still in power  Frances   Sep-10-03 10:48 AM   #49 
  - Perspective  RichV   Sep-10-03 10:52 AM   #53 
  - Chimpy made a similar comparison in his speech the other night.  janx   Sep-10-03 11:40 AM   #83 
  - who's the imperialist dictator here?  ender   Sep-10-03 10:55 AM   #56 
  - the only "imperialist dictator" I see  leftchick   Sep-10-03 11:14 AM   #72 
  - Lets rephrase....  PsychoDad   Sep-11-03 04:32 AM   #140 
  - Iraq invasion looks a lot like Nazi Germany moving on Poland...  Bozita   Sep-10-03 10:44 AM   #42 
  - Well, that's the first time I've had that happen to a reply  htuttle   Sep-10-03 10:48 AM   #50 
  - Think about this  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 10:34 AM   #28 
  - So you are saying the United States is  Rasorite   Sep-10-03 10:41 AM   #39 
     - No, what's nutty as hell is comparing this invasion to WWII  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 10:45 AM   #46 
     - Go to the Project for a New American Century  LibDemAlways   Sep-10-03 10:46 AM   #47 
     - Visit Project for A New American Century.  party_line   Sep-10-03 10:47 AM   #48 
     - Check the avatar.  grytpype   Sep-10-03 01:12 PM   #112 
     - no, you are nutty as hell  StandWatie   Sep-10-03 03:14 PM   #119 
     - Have you ever heard of PNAC?  Jackpine Radical   Sep-10-03 04:34 PM   #120 
     - I guess you are headed for the front Mr. Chickenhawk?  sal   Sep-10-03 11:42 PM   #137 
  - Horrible comparison  RichV   Sep-10-03 10:38 AM   #34 
  - Needless  MadameJ   Sep-10-03 10:39 AM   #35 
  - Drop in the bucket? Did you just say drop in the bucket?  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 10:40 AM   #37 
  - He who reduces 8 pints to a drop has no respect for human life n/t  HereSince1628   Sep-10-03 10:50 AM   #52 
  - THINK ABOUT IT????  Skittles   Sep-10-03 10:42 AM   #40 
  - To respond to your thoughtful post  Rasorite   Sep-10-03 10:56 AM   #57 
     - Well  RichV   Sep-10-03 10:58 AM   #59 
     - Welcome to DU  HereSince1628   Sep-10-03 11:08 AM   #67 
     - STOP WITH THE RNC SPIN  Skittles   Sep-10-03 11:22 AM   #75 
     - I see you've bought into the Bushie line of thought....  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-10-03 01:12 PM   #113 
     - it's freightening, isn't it?!  piece sine   Sep-10-03 03:09 PM   #118 
     - I hate to get into this  chasqui   Sep-10-03 09:53 PM   #134 
     - Yes, it was illegal  NickB79   Sep-10-03 05:37 PM   #123 
  - Great, deaths in Iraq are less than KIA's in battles in other wars  HereSince1628   Sep-10-03 10:44 AM   #43 
  - You should visit the Viet Nam memorial in DC  Frances   Sep-10-03 10:54 AM   #55 
  - Back to the orignial subject  copithorne   Sep-10-03 11:03 AM   #61 
  - Since there are plenty of volunteers  Rasorite   Sep-10-03 11:04 AM   #62 
     - You still don't get it, do you? What is the "mission"?  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-10-03 11:08 AM   #65 
     - BAHGAHK!  DrWeird   Sep-10-03 11:09 AM   #68 
     - Welcome to DU, Congressman Delay!  disgruntella   Sep-10-03 11:10 AM   #69 
     - Hahahahah!  HereSince1628   Sep-10-03 11:13 AM   #71 
     - Funny I posted an LBN that said the Administration  HereSince1628   Sep-10-03 11:24 AM   #78 
     - Lieberman supporters  wryter2000   Sep-10-03 11:43 AM   #84 
     - If there are plenty of volunteers, then why are we extending  Riptide   Sep-10-03 12:28 PM   #103 
     - You are a hypocrite  chasqui   Sep-10-03 09:56 PM   #135 
  - It's clear you've never served...  Patriot_Spear   Sep-10-03 11:02 AM   #60 
  - You are correct. I never served.  Rasorite   Sep-10-03 11:08 AM   #66 
     - I could explain- but only a Soldier could understand...  Patriot_Spear   Sep-10-03 11:18 AM   #74 
     - OK you got me  party_line   Sep-10-03 11:25 AM   #79 
     - Thank you for that thoughtful and tear-inducing post, Patriot.  VolcanoJen   Sep-10-03 12:13 PM   #98 
     - It's pathetic that this needs to be explained to you  Skittles   Sep-10-03 11:23 AM   #76 
     - Sadly  Kat 333   Sep-11-03 03:01 AM   #139 
  - My Dad was also in WWII, but like my Dad, I bet your Dad can see the...  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-10-03 11:06 AM   #63 
  - A drop in the bucket.  Spider Jerusalem   Sep-10-03 11:10 AM   #70 
  - Welcome to DU, Spider Jerusalem.  kimchi   Sep-10-03 11:16 AM   #73 
  - Here's a couple of Drops in the Bucket for you...  Patriot_Spear   Sep-10-03 11:23 AM   #77 
  - I need to vent a little here...  Spoon   Sep-10-03 11:55 AM   #89 
     - Pathetic. Why do you love Hitler?  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 12:00 PM   #93 
     - Are you against the UN intervening in human rights situations?  Spoon   Sep-10-03 12:20 PM   #99 
        - What the hell are you talking about?  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 12:25 PM   #102 
           - You basically called me a Hitler lover. I take offense to that.  Spoon   Sep-10-03 12:46 PM   #108 
              - Ummm, you need to brush up on your reading comprehension  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 12:53 PM   #109 
                 - Hmmm. I thought I made it clear that I'm not sure of  Spoon   Sep-10-03 01:15 PM   #115 
                    - Sorry, but you can't separate Bush's true motivations  Beetwasher   Sep-10-03 01:27 PM   #116 
     - Yes we should be mad our troops are dying, and wounded, and sick  HereSince1628   Sep-10-03 12:07 PM   #95 
  - No, It's The Price Of A Stupid War, stupid planning,....  GR   Sep-10-03 01:10 PM   #111 
  - Just by the way  pw   Sep-10-03 01:12 PM   #114 
     - As opposed to Patton  chasqui   Sep-10-03 10:07 PM   #136 
  - This is what Reuter's is reporting  0007   Sep-10-03 11:28 AM   #80 
  - Isn't it odd that we have not seen any video or photos of this building?  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 11:39 AM   #82 
  - I wouldn't think so from all the damage  0007   Sep-10-03 11:57 AM   #92 
     - WOLFIE= COWARD  saigon68   Sep-10-03 08:42 PM   #131 
  - Why the F isn't this on US news anywhere....?  VolcanoJen   Sep-10-03 11:45 AM   #86 
     - I have searched all of the slideshows on Yahoo and cannot find even...  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 11:53 AM   #88 
     - Heard about the bombing earlier this evening  molok555   Sep-10-03 12:09 PM   #96 
     - Uh, I remarked on this yesterday shortly after it happened & you locked  karlschneider   Sep-10-03 01:06 PM   #110 
  - shit!!!  sham   Sep-10-03 11:37 AM   #81 
  - looks like they have been deleted.  LivingInTheBubble   Sep-10-03 11:44 AM   #85 
  - CENTCOM deletes press releases of last 2 US killed  markses   Sep-10-03 11:52 AM   #87 
     - I think Comical Ali is working for CENTCOM these days n/t  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 11:56 AM   #90 
     - what reason would they have for doing that?  sham   Sep-10-03 12:04 PM   #94 
        - I have a printscreen on it  markses   Sep-10-03 12:29 PM   #104 
        - no, I believe it.  sham   Sep-10-03 12:38 PM   #106 
        - Can you post the two differing screenshots or  symbolman   Sep-10-03 09:09 PM   #133 
        - The govt says casualty counts are classified.  party_line   Sep-10-03 12:38 PM   #107 
  - NNN0LHI - remember yesterday, when we were researching this:  VolcanoJen   Sep-10-03 11:57 AM   #91 
  - Shameful, Sickening, Disgusting, Pathetic, Etc.  TNOE   Sep-10-03 12:10 PM   #97 
  - re: secret meeting  grasswire   Sep-10-03 12:23 PM   #101 
  - Posts from KurdishMedia & al-Jazzera  lindashaw   Sep-10-03 01:55 PM   #117 
  - I think this story may explain some things?  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 05:12 PM   #121 
  - You said earlier that you had not seen video. I did last night.  alcuno   Sep-10-03 05:27 PM   #122 
     - I seen video of the surrounding areas  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 05:37 PM   #124 
        - It was at night.  alcuno   Sep-10-03 05:43 PM   #125 
           - That sounds strange seeing there was a CNN crew a the scene  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 05:51 PM   #126 
              - The report says that they cordoned off the area.  alcuno   Sep-10-03 05:58 PM   #127 
                 - I don't remember the UN building, the Jordanian embassy, or the mosque...  NNN0LHI   Sep-10-03 06:14 PM   #128 
  - Godammnit !  are_we_united_yet   Sep-10-03 08:03 PM   #129 
  - Al-Jazeera: Iraq attack kills four - scores injured  IndianaGreen   Sep-11-03 01:56 AM   #138 
  - 22 attacks in this same 24 hour period. I think Walter Rogers was right  NNN0LHI   Sep-11-03 01:06 PM   #141 
 

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