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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 04:34 PM
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30. I don't know how much of this I can take.
I can't stop crying and thinking and crying and thinking. I'd first like to say thank you to all our dead service men. These men that lost their lives over the wants and needs of overs or for the fight and struggle for freedom, liberty, equality, and hope.

What I feel right now, just cannot be explained. I mean I can't even put it into words. So many over the centuries, so many in just a few hours and days. So many Americans and people all over the world fighting for ideals either for ill or good---whatever because at some point they believed in it. From just 18 year olds to 40 year olds and veterans long after a specific battle. Our men have done so much for us. And all I can say is a measly thank you, because I'm just too weak to sacrifice what they did?! But this isn't even about me...God, I can't stop crying.

I would like to thank my President for caring. I'd like to thank my President for remembering the sacrifice because God knows the fools before him could careless.

I hope that my President remembers Dover, remembers the men who died at Ft. Hood, remembers so many of those men he visited at Arlington---as I'm sure he will. When he makes his final decisions. I don't want to leave Afghanistan in a mess----our history has done enough damage as it is. However, I can't take any more of this.

And when I hear people die in Afghanistan or Iraq---I have to wonder what for. What the fuck for... What the fuck is going on...At this point I don't care about Bin Laden... don't care if he's dead or alive---I don't want any more of our men dieing over this.

I'm just heart broken...ugh. It's times like this I wasn't in France alone. The American kids here don't give a flying fuck. None of them even knew what day yesterday was. They saw it as a free day and went to get a drink and I wanted to know about my country and my people. I miss you all.

Thank you for this article. It destroyed me, but keeps what's going on in perspective.

Thanks Pirate Smile. K*R*Bm'd.
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  -My solemn meeting on Veterans Day with President Obama at my friend's resting place in Arlington Pirate Smile  Nov-12-09 09:54 AM   #0 
  - K&R.  Fire1   Nov-12-09 10:09 AM   #1 
  - K&R n/t  Tom Rinaldo   Nov-12-09 10:16 AM   #2 
  - K&R  Phx_Dem   Nov-12-09 10:29 AM   #3 
  - k&r. . . . . n/t  annabanana   Nov-12-09 10:59 AM   #4 
  - K&R. Good to know we have a President who won't turn his eyes away from the cost of war.  gkhouston   Nov-12-09 11:09 AM   #5 
  - It wasn't just an impression it was reality!  MadMaddie   Nov-12-09 06:49 PM   #49 
  - Bush has been isolated from  Enthusiast   Nov-13-09 05:40 AM   #69 
  - bush was sheltered by his mother and father, and had that  bdamomma   Nov-13-09 09:48 AM   #89 
  - He could put an end to it  Lorien   Nov-13-09 09:36 AM   #84 
  - ........  Clio the Leo   Nov-12-09 11:11 AM   #6 
  - Right There With You  PopSixSquish   Nov-12-09 11:24 AM   #7 
  - Ditto...  Hepburn   Nov-13-09 09:49 AM   #90 
  - Obama, more than any president during my lifetime, embodies "Commander-in-Chief."  quiet.american   Nov-12-09 11:43 AM   #8 
  - Except for him being  Enthusiast   Nov-13-09 05:43 AM   #70 
  - Who could read James Meek's  Cha   Nov-12-09 11:44 AM   #9 
  - +1  malaise   Nov-12-09 04:11 PM   #28 
  - I still can't stop crying. It's killing me. n/t  vaberella   Nov-12-09 04:41 PM   #33 
  - Kick  Pirate Smile   Nov-12-09 12:54 PM   #10 
  - K&R  firedupdem   Nov-12-09 12:58 PM   #11 
  - Very moving...  Spazito   Nov-12-09 01:03 PM   #12 
  - K&R  me b zola   Nov-12-09 01:03 PM   #13 
  - I love this man and nothing  impik   Nov-12-09 01:10 PM   #14 
  - K&R  onestepforward   Nov-12-09 01:19 PM   #15 
  - K&R  onestepforward   Nov-12-09 01:20 PM   #16 
  - kick  a kennedy   Nov-12-09 01:40 PM   #17 
  - Very touching. The POTUS has a huge weight on his shoulders.  Vinca   Nov-12-09 01:52 PM   #18 
  - KnR. This Commander in Chief is the real deal  Hekate   Nov-12-09 01:57 PM   #19 
  - K&R. He was just telling his story on MSNBC. n/t  jenmito   Nov-12-09 01:59 PM   #20 
  - He is camping out at MSNBC this afternoon. Here was his paper's front page.  Pirate Smile   Nov-12-09 03:32 PM   #22 
  - He seemed sincere, not grandstanding, and believed that  lyonn   Nov-12-09 03:39 PM   #23 
  - It was very nice to have someone to point out that no one had talked to or checked out who was in  Pirate Smile   Nov-12-09 04:12 PM   #29 
  - Jenny, do you know if anyone has it on uploaded on youtube.  vaberella   Nov-12-09 04:37 PM   #31 
     - Video  PolNewf   Nov-12-09 04:49 PM   #34 
        - Thank you so much. You should post it in the political videos section. nt  vaberella   Nov-12-09 06:31 PM   #45 
  - K&R  alsame   Nov-12-09 02:18 PM   #21 
  - i'm sure it meant a lot to the people who were there, not expecting to see him  shireen   Nov-12-09 03:46 PM   #24 
  - I'll point this out since it needs noting... Bush NEVER did this  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-12-09 04:00 PM   #25 
  - I wanted to ask this..but felt it was inappropriate. Thnks for letting us know nadinbrzezinski.  vaberella   Nov-12-09 04:38 PM   #32 
  - Damn...K&R  Bobbie Jo   Nov-12-09 04:01 PM   #26 
  - Kick  politicasista   Nov-12-09 04:05 PM   #27 
  - I don't know how much of this I can take.  vaberella   Nov-12-09 04:34 PM   #30 
  - ...................  bdamomma   Nov-13-09 09:39 AM   #86 
  - Kick  Angry Dragon   Nov-12-09 04:54 PM   #35 
  - K and R.  mzmolly   Nov-12-09 05:06 PM   #36 
  - k & r  POAS   Nov-12-09 05:25 PM   #37 
  - Tears for all the pain and loss  lillypaddle   Nov-12-09 05:30 PM   #38 
  - k&r  kid a   Nov-12-09 05:31 PM   #39 
  - This reaffirms my confidence in President Obama.  LonelyLRLiberal   Nov-12-09 05:33 PM   #40 
  - K&R n/t  blaze   Nov-12-09 05:42 PM   #41 
  - .....and what we need now is a Hero.......  humbled_opinion   Nov-12-09 05:55 PM   #42 
  - Please, Mr. President  Loki   Nov-12-09 06:24 PM   #43 
  - ...........  bdamomma   Nov-13-09 09:41 AM   #87 
  - K&R  gademocrat7   Nov-12-09 06:30 PM   #44 
  - K&R nt  PJPhreak   Nov-12-09 06:33 PM   #46 
  - Can't stop crying. It's seeing the heavy weight of war through our president's eyes  Riley18   Nov-12-09 06:34 PM   #47 
  - Shrub would never have done that  Canuckistanian   Nov-12-09 06:35 PM   #48 
  - I have complete faith in President Obama.  EmeraldCityGrl   Nov-12-09 07:52 PM   #50 
  - This post is especially  liquid diamond   Nov-12-09 11:48 PM   #64 
  - KnR to your comment.  Shanti Mama   Nov-13-09 09:07 AM   #80 
  - Proud that he's my president.  Faygo Kid   Nov-12-09 08:27 PM   #51 
  - Off topic, but what's with Batali's shoes & socks??!!?  catbyte   Nov-13-09 09:28 AM   #81 
  - K & R Thank You Mister President! n/t  RoccoR5955   Nov-12-09 08:41 PM   #52 
  - The man is obviously struggling to make a nice to have a POTUS with feelings.  Historic NY   Nov-12-09 08:59 PM   #53 
  - My dad is buried in Section 60.  Hissyspit   Nov-12-09 09:27 PM   #54 
  - I'm sorry.  Pirate Smile   Nov-12-09 09:50 PM   #57 
  - I'm sorry too Hissy.  bdamomma   Nov-13-09 09:45 AM   #88 
  - I'm sorry for your loss, Hissyspit.  Kajsa   Nov-13-09 09:54 AM   #91 
  - K & R n/t  Oldtimeralso   Nov-12-09 09:43 PM   #55 
  - "He gave hugs. He shook wet, chilly hands. He wanted to know something about each fallen warrior."  BeyondGeography   Nov-12-09 09:46 PM   #56 
  - President Obama is making his command decisions personal  pasto76   Nov-12-09 10:16 PM   #58 
  - I've been wondering how this all was going over with the troops - especially the breaking news  Pirate Smile   Nov-12-09 10:56 PM   #60 
  - Thanks for your take, Sargent Pasto.  Cha   Nov-12-09 10:59 PM   #61 
  - Since there seems to be a very high percentage of chickenhawks in freepland...  TygrBright   Nov-12-09 11:01 PM   #62 
  - What a diff a year makes....last year Shrub was in a stain on a rug he was  opihimoimoi   Nov-12-09 10:41 PM   #59 
  - Ol' shit stain W. nt  Enthusiast   Nov-13-09 05:47 AM   #71 
  - *tears welling*  lupinella   Nov-12-09 11:37 PM   #63 
  - You speak for many on DU who are to the left of our president,  watrwefitinfor   Nov-13-09 07:01 AM   #73 
  - Wow. Terrific post! K&R!  Rhiannon12866   Nov-12-09 11:55 PM   #65 
  - K/R  proteus_lives   Nov-13-09 01:12 AM   #66 
  - Now THAT'S compassion. n/t  cui bono   Nov-13-09 03:08 AM   #67 
  - That's a real president.  Enthusiast   Nov-13-09 05:33 AM   #68 
  - Thanks for this post. The Republicans who started these wars  old mark   Nov-13-09 05:55 AM   #72 
  - K&R ...PLEASE!!  Butch350   Nov-13-09 07:13 AM   #74 
  - bravo Mr. President  fryguy   Nov-13-09 07:47 AM   #75 
  - This must of made the Murdoch DailyNews' readers heads explode  itsrobert   Nov-13-09 08:08 AM   #76 
  - K&R n/t  orbitalman   Nov-13-09 08:28 AM   #77 
  - K&R. I'm crying now.  Mad_Dem_X   Nov-13-09 08:38 AM   #78 
  - ....  ThatsMyBarack   Nov-13-09 08:58 AM   #79 
  - It's great to have a President who takes time to sincerely honor and respect  Mudoria   Nov-13-09 09:30 AM   #82 
  - what a wonderful story  bdamomma   Nov-13-09 09:34 AM   #83 
  - A president with real compassion  proReality   Nov-13-09 09:36 AM   #85 

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