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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-08-06 12:05 PM
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61. Same here.
I'm so ashamed :cry: I'm a Gulf War era veteran and I thought it would be okay because we didn't "finish the job" we started. I decided to believe the assurances that it would be over quickly and we would be greeted as liberators, etc.

In retrospect, I am bewildered at how I could possibly have justified that position in my mind. I put my trust in the very same media that aided and abetted the theft of the 2000 election. They also provided cover for the administration's bungling of pre-9/11 intelligence. I knew that. And yet, when it came to this my critical thinking went out the window. Not for long, I'm happy to say. I was solidly in the anti-war camp not long after the "Mission Accomplished" dog and pony show. But still. I guess it's no coincidence that I happened to be subscribing to both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal at the time of the run-up to the war.

I'm so sorry everybody.
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  -What is a "concern troll?" bunkerbuster1  Jun-08-06 11:11 AM   #0 
  - Kicked and Recommended  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-08-06 11:12 AM   #1 
  - I am not a Lifelong Dem  Sailor for Warner   Jun-08-06 11:15 AM   #4 
     - We don't hate everyone with an R..  sendero   Jun-08-06 11:25 AM   #22 
     - Hey, I supported the invasion of Iraq.  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:36 AM   #37 
        - Same here.  thecatburgler   Jun-08-06 12:05 PM   #61 
           - I think your support is far more justifiable than mine.  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 02:17 PM   #65 
           - While I took BFEE's measure soon after 9/11, I am  coalition_unwilling   Jun-08-06 05:04 PM   #73 
              - Do not blame yourself so much  TheWatcher   Jun-09-06 02:48 AM   #89 
                 - No, I was an aspiring singer-songwriter who never  coalition_unwilling   Jun-09-06 10:53 AM   #93 
                    - kick  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-09-06 11:25 AM   #94 
     - then stay tuned... you're obviously intelligent enough to learn! welcome!  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-08-06 11:36 AM   #36 
  - How about this:  SteppingRazor   Jun-08-06 11:13 AM   #2 
  - Exactly!  MercutioATC   Jun-08-06 11:15 AM   #6 
  - Give some examples of what you mean. Thanks. n/t  Americus   Jun-08-06 11:22 AM   #18 
  - I've said that I'm concerned about Dem leaders being out of touch...  MercutioATC   Jun-08-06 11:36 AM   #38 
  - If one's concern is genuine, one is not a troll.  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:28 AM   #27 
     - that's the point a lot of people are missing  iverglas   Jun-08-06 11:56 AM   #56 
     - I agree that there are legitimate trolls who feign concern,  MercutioATC   Jun-09-06 09:47 AM   #92 
  - Missed the point big time, didn't you?  aquart   Jun-08-06 11:17 AM   #10 
  - Ech... they were crawling all over this place yesterday  stepnw1f   Jun-08-06 11:20 AM   #14 
  - Attacking me doesn't make the point any more true...  SteppingRazor   Jun-08-06 11:21 AM   #16 
  - why do you say it works?  marions ghost   Jun-08-06 11:26 AM   #24 
  - Ah, yes, the "ABANDON HOPE" crowd  MADem   Jun-08-06 11:31 AM   #29 
     - Taking polite issue--concern trolls are quieter than that.  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:46 AM   #45 
        - Not the ones that come to my attention, but there certainly can  MADem   Jun-08-06 11:55 AM   #55 
  - nonsense  Teaser   Jun-08-06 11:18 AM   #11 
  - Excellent!  benburch   Jun-08-06 11:14 AM   #3 
  - I suspect it's less than a dozen.  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:40 AM   #41 
     - I'll have to go look in over there more...  benburch   Jun-08-06 11:47 AM   #46 
     - Well, their bragging is like an "Internet Lift"  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:59 AM   #58 
        - They *are* a bunch on non-entities, aren't they?  benburch   Jun-08-06 12:11 PM   #62 
        - Yes, I know of the sick person you speak of.  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 02:18 PM   #66 
           - Me too.  benburch   Jun-08-06 02:32 PM   #68 
        - can you say it?  iverglas   Jun-08-06 04:58 PM   #71 
           - Well, yes, it's sexist, in the same way that  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 06:08 PM   #74 
              - let me see if I have this straight  iverglas   Jun-08-06 07:02 PM   #76 
                 - Women use...  benburch   Jun-08-06 09:35 PM   #78 
     - I believe it's one or two, each with multiple IDs. Trolling is hard work.  ariellyn   Jun-08-06 10:11 PM   #79 
  - I like that definiation  FLDem5   Jun-08-06 11:15 AM   #5 
  - One can theoretically be a concern troll about ANYTHING..  BlooInBloo   Jun-08-06 11:16 AM   #7 
  - Our weapons are Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt, and a fanatical devotion to...  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:21 AM   #15 
  - This one I like  SteppingRazor   Jun-08-06 11:23 AM   #19 
  - Does DU have a dictionary of its own terms?  aquart   Jun-08-06 11:33 AM   #32 
     - Dunno - DailyKos has the "kosopedia", or some-such thing...  BlooInBloo   Jun-08-06 11:39 AM   #40 
  - CT Troll:  originalpckelly   Jun-08-06 11:16 AM   #8 
  - One might also say ACT Troll  Juniperx   Jun-08-06 11:22 AM   #17 
  - Yes, those work quite well, too.  aquart   Jun-08-06 11:23 AM   #20 
     - That is a perfect example:  originalpckelly   Jun-08-06 11:34 AM   #33 
        - oh, don't miss this week's threads about the Canadian bust  iverglas   Jun-08-06 11:48 AM   #50 
  - It's like all those conservative pundits  Canuckistanian   Jun-08-06 11:17 AM   #9 
  - There is a difference between selling out like Lieberman...  originalpckelly   Jun-08-06 11:19 AM   #12 
     - I don't know what you're talking about  Canuckistanian   Jun-08-06 11:34 AM   #34 
        - Don't equate an attempt to actually give advice from A DEMOCRAT...  originalpckelly   Jun-08-06 11:47 AM   #48 
           - Sorry about that  Canuckistanian   Jun-08-06 12:11 PM   #63 
  - Bravo and Thank You! (nt)  stepnw1f   Jun-08-06 11:19 AM   #13 
  - "You're going to make our party look bad by saying  Cleita   Jun-08-06 11:23 AM   #21 
  - It's a variation on the false flag tactic in that it is someone  alfredo   Jun-08-06 11:25 AM   #23 
  - if the shoe fits..... n/t  stop the bleeding   Jun-08-06 11:27 AM   #25 
  - Can someone debunk this email I received  dogday   Jun-08-06 11:27 AM   #26 
  - oh, come on, some of those posts are for real!  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:30 AM   #28 
  - Those actually make me laugh--the time spent reading the tripe,  MADem   Jun-08-06 11:37 AM   #39 
     - Excellent translation!  janx   Jun-08-06 04:58 PM   #72 
  - kick. the OP is certainly worth discussion!  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-08-06 11:31 AM   #30 
  - I'm a bit wary  Asgaya Dihi   Jun-08-06 11:32 AM   #31 
  - As a person who is worried about our credibility...  originalpckelly   Jun-08-06 11:40 AM   #42 
  - It was just an example  Asgaya Dihi   Jun-08-06 11:54 AM   #53 
  - that's a damn good point... I just wish idiots would stop bashing KERRY  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-08-06 11:44 AM   #44 
  - Amen Friend (nt)  stepnw1f   Jun-08-06 11:47 AM   #47 
     - look like you're getting a little flack today stepnw1f but you're a pal!  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-08-06 11:59 AM   #57 
  - I think I mostly agree with your suggestions.  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:52 AM   #52 
  - I always thought it meant a GOPER giving 'friendly advice'  Beacho   Jun-08-06 11:34 AM   #35 
  - hey, I love it  iverglas   Jun-08-06 11:42 AM   #43 
  - You mean, as opposed to the contention  benEzra   Jun-08-06 04:52 PM   #69 
     - no, I don't believe I did  iverglas   Jun-08-06 04:55 PM   #70 
  - I wonder if any of those trolls ever converted?  PurgedVoter   Jun-08-06 11:47 AM   #49 
  - You mean a Stokholm Syndrom-ish thing?  bunkerbuster1   Jun-08-06 11:54 AM   #54 
  - i really don't think they EVER see the light PurgedVoter. some minds...  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-08-06 12:42 PM   #64 
  - The definition should say something about setting up straw men.  drm604   Jun-08-06 11:50 AM   #51 
  - If you can imagine Joe Lieberman saying it, that's a good sign  yurbud   Jun-08-06 12:01 PM   #59 
  - TRANSLATION OF TROLL COMMENTS: I'm concerned that you aren't  yurbud   Jun-08-06 12:03 PM   #60 
  - THANK you! Been looking for a term to define that!!  lildreamer316   Jun-08-06 02:26 PM   #67 
  - And then there's the 'Dems do it too' troll  kingofalldems   Jun-08-06 06:32 PM   #75 
  - yeah that type is especially dangerous for us, heading into November...  Jeffersons Ghost   Jun-08-06 07:29 PM   #77 
  - Can I try it?  quantessd   Jun-08-06 10:23 PM   #80 
  - Not a definition, but an example  bunkerbuster1   Jun-09-06 01:15 AM   #82 
  - Or,  quantessd   Jun-09-06 01:32 AM   #83 
     - Yeah, the word "hate" is overused  bunkerbuster1   Jun-09-06 01:38 AM   #84 
        - I'm sorry but * has earned my hatred.  quantessd   Jun-09-06 01:58 AM   #86 
        - I don't believe in hating people.  bunkerbuster1   Jun-09-06 02:04 AM   #87 
        - As is the word "idolize",  rman   Jun-09-06 04:21 AM   #91 
  - a truly unparanoid troll...  flaminbats   Jun-08-06 11:14 PM   #81 
  - Whoa! bunkerbuster1 we have to get you out more ...  ShortnFiery   Jun-09-06 01:45 AM   #85 
  - Now I know what to call my ex!  djmaddox1   Jun-09-06 02:11 AM   #88 
  - I like your analogy  blogslut   Jun-09-06 04:13 AM   #90 
  - My definition..  SeveneightyWhoa   Jun-09-06 11:26 AM   #95 

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