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RapidCreek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 05:29 PM
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23. I applaud him....A true patriot and who has demonstrated.
a very rare sort of bravery. So many times on this board I've read "Well, they have to follow orders" or "What would you have them do, refuse to fight and go to prison?". Of course these remarks are generally paralleled with pronouncements of heroism directed at those who lack the balls to do either...and instead engage in fighting and killing which many know in their hearts and minds is unjustified, illegal and just plane WRONG.

Really, what takes more fortitude and strength of character than the actions this man has taken? He will be subject to derision and shunning both overt and whispered for the rest of his life. What is for the next forty years with this hanging over your head...or whoring yourself morally for only a couple. After all the odds of any serious consequence for whoring yourself for a couple of years....rationalizing your actions as "heroic" are quite a bit lower than putting down your weapon and saying..."NO I won't participate in this shit what you will to me but I will not be your tool, I will not be the instrument of the evil you commit", I will not help you damage the integrity of my country or endanger the safety of the people I have taken an oath to protect".

If I knew how to get in touch with this guy, I'd send him some money ...and thank him for dutifully living up to the oath of enlistment he took, regardless of the very real and very certain consequences he will pay for doing so.

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  -The Price Of Desertion dArKeR  Jun-03-04 01:19 AM   #0 
  - Video here. for those who missed it  Wonk   Jun-03-04 02:05 AM   #1 
  - I know I have said this a few times before, but...  NNN0LHI   Jun-03-04 10:18 AM   #11 
  - It is very sad what happened to this man. Compare him to the Coward in  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-03-04 02:10 AM   #2 
  - Bush is a trust-fund baby.  JaySherman   Jun-03-04 02:45 AM   #3 
  - Life is so unfair to so many good people and a pack of traitors such as  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-03-04 03:34 AM   #4 
  - I applaud him....A true patriot and who has demonstrated.  RapidCreek   Jun-03-04 05:29 PM   #23 
  - He, and the handful...  JSJ   Jun-03-04 04:03 AM   #5 
  - You are so wrong,and your statement "only troops who`ve walked away...  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-03-04 08:51 AM   #6 
     - Is this a radical Islamist who wants to kill us?  htuttle   Jun-03-04 09:28 AM   #7 
     - No obviously not. Look at that footage of those 4 Americans being dragged  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-03-04 09:49 AM   #8 
        - that's a great premise  Magic Rat   Jun-03-04 10:18 AM   #12 
        - My friend, I entered this thread defending the staff Sgt. who was  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-03-04 01:27 PM   #16 
        - What about the fact that Iraq is not our country, don't you understand?  RapidCreek   Jun-03-04 06:00 PM   #26 
     - all of our soldiers are heroes  axollot   Jun-03-04 11:00 AM   #13 
     - Very well stated, truly. Please ,all DUers,do not turn against our brave  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-03-04 01:40 PM   #17 
        - The way these soldiers are behaving is putting us more in danger  Bandit   Jun-03-04 02:08 PM   #19 
        - There are about 140,000 troops there and some regretable events  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-03-04 04:58 PM   #20 
        - You keep wanting to justify our abuse with what they have done  Bandit   Jun-03-04 05:47 PM   #24 
        - Personally, I do see the nuances DemVet speaks of,...  Just Me   Jun-03-04 06:25 PM   #31 
        - Hey...gotta question for you  RapidCreek   Jun-03-04 06:15 PM   #29 
        - Blame the government  axollot   Jun-04-04 12:29 PM   #32 
        - They are paying a terrible price to defend our Nation?  DUJunkie   Jun-03-04 05:13 PM   #22 
        - Defending our Nation? From what?  RapidCreek   Jun-03-04 06:07 PM   #28 
     - Why?  atreides1   Jun-03-04 11:15 AM   #14 
        - These radical Islamists say we are infadels and that it is there Duty  DEMVET-USMC   Jun-03-04 05:09 PM   #21 
           - Without arguing that very incendiary statement....  htuttle   Jun-03-04 05:56 PM   #25 
           - I agree with you....  SaidFred   Jun-03-04 06:20 PM   #30 
              - That does not mean we must give up our freedom of speech.  playahata1   Jun-04-04 01:47 PM   #33 
  - He deserted  Peregrine   Jun-03-04 10:08 AM   #9 
  - You pay your taxes & he works for you....  Bridget Burke   Jun-03-04 10:15 AM   #10 
  - Too bad you can't also use your moral ethics for saving money  nolabels   Jun-03-04 11:49 AM   #15 
  - Do you feel the same about Bush*?  Bandit   Jun-03-04 02:01 PM   #18 
  - Good for him, hes a good boy and a hero  Mari333   Jun-03-04 06:06 PM   #27 

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