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rppper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-03 09:01 AM
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84. you have never been in a branch of the military, have you?
Edited on Fri Nov-28-03 09:04 AM by rppper
because if you have/had....you would have never made the assumptions you have made in your last two posts here. despite whatever wndycitys nephews views are, and despite whatever your opinion of the war or our service people are, it is a JOB to them...just like the 9-5 most of us have. he has superiors over him making sure he smiles, rest assured...ask any vet

...did it occur to you that the family may be happy just to see him alive and well...esp with all of the noninformation coming out of that region right now.

her nephew gave up ALL of his constitutional rights to serve. you are certainly entitled to your opinion...i don't like whats going on either, but you seem to assume that all soldiers are of one mindset...kill kill kill...make bush smile make bush smile....when i tell you that the only thing the military can't control are your own private thoughts and beliefs, believe it like the gospel...if the POTUS comes to your mess hall, you had better be smiling, no matter what your thoughts are. the soldiers and sailors and airmen there now are obligated to be there...or they go to prison. that is in their heads too. you are allowed to voice your opinion, he is not.

being proud of a family member is nothing to be ashamed of...being proud of a service member sent overseas into hostile territory...no matter how it became hostile...is also nothing to be ashamed of. you took the words of a worried family member who was both relieved and proud of their nephew and twisted it for your own rhetoric/agenda...whether you realised it or not. that is nothing to be proud of.

the nephew has no choice...in his location, that the POTUS came to visit, that we started a war...none of it....but he has to go when he is told to go, however he may feel. you should have considered that. i can't see where you have. compasion is what we as liberals are all about...at least last i looked. you are attacking your friends here, as well as preaching to the choir.
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