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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 02:31 AM
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57. I had a customer tell me a couple of weeks ago that he was going to Iraq for the third time.
I told him he was lucky there was no more "combat" going on in Iraq and after the two of us finished laughing he pointed me to an Army Times article whereupon GI's were VERY angry that their mission in Iraq wasn't considered "combat", because EVERY time they ventured out of the "Green Zone" they were fired upon at least once.

Now that they're "President Obama's Wars", getting out of them ASAP isn't the highest priority.
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  -I guess Americans just don't give a damn about the wars anymore Philosoraptor  Oct-24-10 06:52 AM   #0 
  - Most Americans don't want to trouble their 'beautiful mind' with nasty issues like endless war  ixion   Oct-24-10 06:57 AM   #1 
  - No one I know ever mentions the wars, except a soldier I know over there  Philosoraptor   Oct-24-10 07:03 AM   #2 
     - yeah, beyond the quasi-patriotic ('freedom isn't free', etc) allusions, I don't hear anyone talking  ixion   Oct-24-10 07:08 AM   #3 
  - War is cool now that the Dems are in office.  TBF   Oct-24-10 07:09 AM   #4 
  - Yes it is.  ixion   Oct-24-10 08:07 AM   #22 
  - I know what you mean  TorchTheWitch   Oct-25-10 05:37 AM   #44 
  - Funny how that works out, eh?  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-25-10 07:25 AM   #47 
  - Support our troops  90-percent   Oct-24-10 07:11 AM   #5 
  - K & R and a big "AMEN" n/t  KarenS   Oct-24-10 07:14 AM   #6 
  - this is what gets me. how much time do the wars get on the news?  ejpoeta   Oct-24-10 07:14 AM   #7 
  - Back in the day journalists were allowed to cover wars...  theHandpuppet   Oct-24-10 07:23 AM   #10 
  - i agree. it is very lucrative. and as soon as i hear afghanistan had  ejpoeta   Oct-24-10 07:39 AM   #12 
  - Juxtapose that with WWII where the media was severely regulated.  Ginto   Oct-26-10 09:13 PM   #66 
  - Not only that  JonLP24   Oct-25-10 05:41 AM   #46 
  - As soon as a Dem gets in office,  Freetradesucks   Oct-24-10 07:17 AM   #8 
  - meh. they're not even wars anymore. just brutal, repressive occupation propping up deeply corrupt  KG   Oct-24-10 07:17 AM   #9 
  - Au contraire; the "wars" support our only viable manufacturing industries.  WinkyDink   Oct-24-10 07:53 AM   #19 
  - So frustrating  yellowwood   Oct-24-10 07:27 AM   #11 
  - Horseshit & hogwash  Cirque du So-What   Oct-24-10 07:47 AM   #13 
  - Dumbass sheep=anyone who disagrees with you?  stray cat   Oct-24-10 07:48 AM   #14 
  - basically yes  Philosoraptor   Oct-24-10 08:32 AM   #25 
     - which is essentially just you calling for your own herd.  mkultra   Oct-24-10 10:06 AM   #29 
  - We need the draft. This is why Nixon ended it. n/t  Scuba   Oct-24-10 07:49 AM   #15 
  - We do need the draft -shared sacrifice versus people sitting it out in comfort  stray cat   Oct-24-10 07:51 AM   #16 
  - If they enact the draft I am moving my children to another country.  TBF   Oct-24-10 08:05 AM   #21 
  - The draft is for all the warmongers and fundies who want to kill every muslim on the planet.  earth mom   Oct-26-10 09:01 PM   #64 
  - dont think for a second that will reduce Americas tendency  mkultra   Oct-24-10 10:08 AM   #30 
  - +10  proteus_lives   Oct-25-10 02:42 AM   #40 
  - The Dirty Business Of War  KharmaTrain   Oct-24-10 07:52 AM   #17 
  - Reasons for the "wars": Theft of resources; Regional hegemony; $upport for M-I C; Imposition of  WinkyDink   Oct-24-10 07:52 AM   #18 
  - But, but, but.......  Golden Raisin   Oct-24-10 08:05 AM   #20 
  - I could not agree with you more...but I am going a step further,.  flyarm   Oct-24-10 08:21 AM   #23 
  - Our nation is in  femrap   Oct-24-10 08:28 AM   #24 
  - What wars?  LiberalAndProud   Oct-24-10 08:35 AM   #26 
  - The hidden wars that are just too boring to bother with  Philosoraptor   Oct-24-10 09:58 AM   #28 
  - I still care about the illegal Occupation of two countries by the US. n/t  Mnemosyne    Oct-24-10 08:36 AM   #27 
  - I thought with a Democrat in the White House the wars would end  MissDeeds   Oct-24-10 10:11 AM   #31 
  - Some of us do.  LWolf   Oct-24-10 10:12 AM   #32 
  - Those of us who were participants in war are the only ones who seem to care  madokie   Oct-24-10 10:20 AM   #33 
  - Mr. Fish never disappoints:  CrispyQ   Oct-24-10 10:23 AM   #34 
  - Oh, we care. We're just distracted with little things like food,  Fire1   Oct-24-10 10:30 AM   #35 
  - Military is the only one hiring these days  NNN0LHI   Oct-24-10 10:37 AM   #36 
  - This being my 7th decade active in politics, the failure to get the US out and to prosecute known  indepat   Oct-24-10 10:45 AM   #37 
  - I agree. I hate what we have become. Why does no one care anymore?  krabigirl   Oct-24-10 10:59 AM   #38 
  - Cognitive dissonance. Obama supports the wars and they support Obama. When a Republican is in office  readmoreoften   Oct-25-10 02:40 AM   #39 
  - Every word true. nt  Bluebear   Oct-25-10 02:48 AM   #41 
  - Every word was bullshit  NNN0LHI   Oct-25-10 07:35 AM   #49 
     - Mm.  Bluebear   Oct-26-10 01:54 AM   #54 
  - +1000 nt  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-25-10 07:40 AM   #51 
  - Exactly  MissDeeds   Oct-25-10 08:03 AM   #53 
  - ...  Solly Mack   Oct-25-10 04:42 AM   #42 
  - .......  Philosoraptor   Oct-25-10 05:22 AM   #43 
  - I agree  JonLP24   Oct-25-10 05:40 AM   #45 
  - which is why I remind my neighbors...weekly.they wave their flags...  w8liftinglady   Oct-25-10 07:27 AM   #48 
  - "I hate what we've become, a nation of dumbass sheep."  subsuelo   Oct-25-10 07:39 AM   #50 
  - Many still do and wiill not be voting for Democrats this time around  Catherina   Oct-25-10 07:58 AM   #52 
  - How is voting Republicans into power going to help end the wars?  scheming daemons   Oct-26-10 02:01 AM   #56 
     - How simplistically you see the world and choices n/t  Catherina   Oct-26-10 08:46 AM   #58 
        - Like it or not, U.S. elections are a binary choice  scheming daemons   Oct-26-10 08:15 PM   #61 
  - I care about the wars... but I care more about feeding my family  scheming daemons   Oct-26-10 01:58 AM   #55 
  - Right, To hell with the other guy. Me, me, ME! Let them be blown to bits right? n/t  Catherina   Oct-26-10 08:47 AM   #59 
  - I had a customer tell me a couple of weeks ago that he was going to Iraq for the third time.  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-26-10 02:31 AM   #57 
  - Some care but many seem to be more concerned about how the President will look  TheKentuckian   Oct-26-10 09:08 AM   #60 
  - We tried to end them, we failed, we're demoralized  derby378   Oct-26-10 08:17 PM   #62 
  - I am so digusted with DU and the DUers who excuse the GENOCIDE of those wars just because Obama  earth mom   Oct-26-10 08:54 PM   #63 
  - I'm with you...  walldude   Oct-26-10 09:10 PM   #65 
 

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