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Bragi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-05-09 09:56 AM
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28. I agree.
The military is not part of the solution, it's a (big) part of the problem. Most people now in uniform joined post 9-11, as U.S military operations became, far as I'm concerned, increasingly and abjectly illegal and immoral.

Most troops know this, and signed up anyway, so I don't know why I need to think about them a whole lot, other than to wish they were not doing every day what they are in fact doing every day.
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  -Admit It: We Don't Really Think About the Troops unhappycamper  Nov-05-09 07:29 AM   #0 
  - And even less thought is given to the Iraqi civilian "collateral" war victims  lunatica   Nov-05-09 07:36 AM   #1 
  - Can't See What's Not Shown...  KharmaTrain   Nov-05-09 07:46 AM   #2 
  - You are correct ! The anti-surge protest on the mall...500,000!  peace13   Nov-05-09 08:14 AM   #10 
  - the war supporters sure as hell don't and that is why i despise  jonnyblitz   Nov-05-09 07:48 AM   #3 
  - Why, don't you know, they slap "Support Our Troops" stickers on their vehicles? :sarcasm: nt  raccoon   Nov-05-09 08:03 AM   #7 
     - Not any more they don't..  Fumesucker   Nov-05-09 09:08 AM   #23 
  - Sadly true.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-05-09 07:56 AM   #4 
  - Just fodder  Orwellian_Ghost   Nov-05-09 07:56 AM   #5 
  - Why should we?  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-05-09 08:01 AM   #6 
  - These people put their lives on the line for this country!  peace13   Nov-05-09 08:08 AM   #9 
  - NOT for "this country" but the benefit of the MIC. Period. I don't care because they are not dying  T Wolf   Nov-05-09 08:16 AM   #11 
  - They fight on your nickle. If you do not speak out you are just as wrong as the machine! n/t  peace13   Nov-05-09 08:36 AM   #16 
  - That's the story I keep hearing  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-05-09 08:20 AM   #13 
     - I assume that you call DC and try to change the system. n/t  peace13   Nov-05-09 08:35 AM   #14 
        - I'm tired of banging my head against the wall on that point  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-05-09 08:38 AM   #18 
           - The soldiers are tired too!  peace13   Nov-05-09 08:46 AM   #21 
              - Oh well  alcibiades_mystery   Nov-05-09 09:02 AM   #22 
  - I agree.  Bragi   Nov-05-09 09:56 AM   #28 
  - Well you haven't rolled by our corner on Tuesday evening and Saturday mornings then.  peace13   Nov-05-09 08:05 AM   #8 
  - I do. My son is in the Guard, so I do everyday.  Mari333   Nov-05-09 08:17 AM   #12 
  - i do, every day  barbtries   Nov-05-09 08:36 AM   #15 
  - If you can't find one then start one of your own.  peace13   Nov-05-09 08:42 AM   #19 
     - you've got me thinking  barbtries   Nov-05-09 12:43 PM   #29 
        - Best wishes to you. We do get some good feedback out on the streets!  peace13   Nov-05-09 02:55 PM   #31 
  - I can honestly say I think about them every single day  Solly Mack   Nov-05-09 08:37 AM   #17 
  - If it weren't for Garry Trudeau and Doonesbury  semillama   Nov-05-09 08:45 AM   #20 
  - People say "we" when they really mean "I"  Iggo   Nov-05-09 09:11 AM   #24 
  - If most of them were draftees, I guarantee we'd be thinking about them  Ron Green   Nov-05-09 09:12 AM   #25 
  - +1  peace13   Nov-05-09 09:34 AM   #26 
  - I Get Really Sick Of People Who Deify "The Troops"  ChoppinBroccoli   Nov-05-09 09:54 AM   #27 
  - Great posting!  Bragi   Nov-05-09 01:13 PM   #30 
  - Some people saw which way it was going...  wuvuj   Nov-05-09 04:04 PM   #34 
  - Excellent post.  Zix   Nov-06-09 02:40 AM   #37 
  - This would make an excellent OP. n/t  Greyhound   Nov-06-09 03:02 AM   #39 
  - speak for yourself, Dougie....  Blue_Tires   Nov-05-09 03:06 PM   #32 
  - I have a couple good friends of mine who both did multiple tours in Iraq.  Initech   Nov-05-09 03:10 PM   #33 
  - The right and the left both use the troops  treestar   Nov-05-09 06:40 PM   #35 
  - That's because our media doesn't put the video on the six o'clock news  Cleita   Nov-05-09 06:44 PM   #36 
  - I think about them fairly often.  Overseas   Nov-06-09 02:52 AM   #38 
  - Well, some of us do.  shadowknows69   Nov-06-09 04:42 AM   #40 
  - It's really very simple. If they put actual pictures of the war on TV  eridani   Nov-06-09 06:21 AM   #41 

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