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Burried News Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 03:25 PM
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6. This is a bad thing to do to soldiers.
As soon as they are deployed to a combat zone they start a countdown of how many days they have left. It has a superstitious element to it.

Their first reaction to extention will be: "I am never going to get out of here alive". It can result in a fatalism that causes them to lose their edge and their thought to become a self fulfilling prophecy.

The effect on their families can be equally devastating. This kind of crap will break our military for a generation. It is very ill advised.
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  -CNN- Stryker brigade duty officially extended for up to SIX months. Rose Siding  Jul-27-06 03:15 PM   #0 
  - OMG, those poor soldiers, and they were probably counting the  babylonsister   Jul-27-06 03:17 PM   #1 
  - Wolf says next up: "My Trip to Haifa"  Rose Siding   Jul-27-06 03:18 PM   #2 
  - Wolfie's trying to convince someone he's brave. Not buying it... nt  babylonsister   Jul-27-06 03:41 PM   #9 
  - the 172nd stryker from here only had a week to go.  roguevalley   Jul-28-06 03:09 AM   #27 
  - Bush's loses the Alaksa Vote  RobertSeattle   Jul-27-06 03:18 PM   #3 
  - I would bet most of these troops are Bush voters  wakeme2008   Jul-27-06 03:19 PM   #4 
  - you assume that because they are troops, they voted for *? That  roguevalley   Jul-28-06 03:08 AM   #26 
     - And Alaska is all Repugs in major office and Bush's in 2000 and 2004  wakeme2008   Jul-28-06 11:08 AM   #28 
        - excuse me. you obviously don't know what you're talking about.  roguevalley   Jul-28-06 02:25 PM   #29 
           - Your two senators are Repugs and they run on  wakeme2008   Jul-28-06 07:22 PM   #30 
              - the above doesn't make sense. so what. lots of states have repigs.  roguevalley   Jul-29-06 02:16 AM   #31 
  - so they miss another Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year  leftchick   Jul-27-06 03:21 PM   #5 
  - here's some outrage! my latest LTTE  w8liftinglady   Jul-27-06 03:33 PM   #8 
  - Good on ya!  theHandpuppet   Jul-27-06 03:45 PM   #13 
     - do you think they'll lynch me?  w8liftinglady   Jul-27-06 06:34 PM   #21 
  - Also, where is the outrage from the military?  theHandpuppet   Jul-27-06 03:43 PM   #11 
  - I totally agree tHp!  leftchick   Jul-27-06 06:01 PM   #20 
  - This is why Rummy *purged* the military top ranks. (nt)  w4rma   Jul-28-06 12:26 AM   #24 
  - And how many of those 3700 will NEVER come home now. n/t  hang a left   Jul-28-06 12:29 AM   #25 
  - This is a bad thing to do to soldiers.  Burried News   Jul-27-06 03:25 PM   #6 
  - I'm extremely annoyed at how many journalists are covering Israel  GloriaSmith   Jul-27-06 03:31 PM   #7 
  - But Iraq is too dangerous!That, to me, would be all the more  babylonsister   Jul-27-06 03:43 PM   #10 
  - I agree! There could be a backlash coming, though  Rose Siding   Jul-27-06 03:43 PM   #12 
  - Please,everyone-write your papers-I did-you can read my ltte  w8liftinglady   Jul-27-06 03:51 PM   #14 
  - allow me to kick.Start writing those letters,folks.  w8liftinglady   Jul-27-06 04:38 PM   #15 
  - I should note, in a subsequent report, McIntyre changed from 6 to 4 mos  Rose Siding   Jul-27-06 04:47 PM   #16 
     - that 4 months FOR NOW-subject to change-they extended my son 6 months  w8liftinglady   Jul-27-06 04:50 PM   #17 
        - Geeze, that's awful.  Rose Siding   Jul-27-06 05:18 PM   #18 
           - i blame that one act for his PTSD-he was never the same.  w8liftinglady   Jul-27-06 05:29 PM   #19 
  - Kick for the shame and pain. nt  babylonsister   Jul-27-06 08:46 PM   #22 
     - we need at least one more rec...this is part of our platform,people.  w8liftinglady   Jul-27-06 09:25 PM   #23 

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