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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 03:55 PM
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Letter, Stars and Stripes: Bush not in Iraq
Bush not in Iraq
July 13, 2003

It was a no-brainer that President Bushs reaction to the attacks on our troops in Iraq was bring them on. Hes not there. Hes not feeling the day-to-day heat and the stress of being away from home and getting shot at and maybe killed. Bush sure is a tough guy. So tough, in fact, that he was in the National Guard during the Vietnam War flying over Texas, and during part of that time was absent without leave. Nobody seems to remember that. People should do some research. So lets all rally around Bush and support the Iraqis to bring them on. And lets keep our troops in a dangerous position while our government tries to figure out what its next move will be.

Bushs daughters are old enough to join the military, right? Why not send them to a recruiting station and bring them on? Oh, I forgot. Daddy has money and is running the United States.

And what about the United States weapons of mass destruction? Out of every country in the world that has weapons of mass destruction, the United States is the only country that has used them. What if the world wakes up and bands together and comes on over and tries to disarm the United States? What if they want to go door-to-door and take our own personnel weapons?

Saddam Hussein is gone, and for that the world is a better place, even though we havent found him or Osama bin Laden yet. What happened to all of that American money that was found over there? While our own government cuts money from such things as education and Social Security to fund the war, the money that was found is doing what? Is our government turning around and putting it right back into Iraq? I dont know. It hasnt said. Its like the American ammunition that was found during the first few days of the war. It was probably left over from when we armed Saddam to fight Iran. Did readers not know that?

One last question: How long are we going to sit around and let our friends, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, aunts and uncles stay in Iraq? What is the magic number of dead American troops that has to be reached before Bush gets tired of telling Iraqis to bring it on?

Jason Mayfield
Hanau, Germany

http://estripes.com/article.asp?section=125&article=166...
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:00 PM
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1. THAT is a strong letter ....
Written by someone with strong feelings ....

HOW long will the Sheeple ignore the facts about this bunch ? ..

I think their time is running out .... but fast .....
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:10 PM
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2. This is an amazingly dead on letter! I wonder if he is in the
military and if his days are numbered?

I definetly want to save this and thank you so much for posting it!

:kick:
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:23 PM
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3. There is another letter, from a fundie griping about the USO show
Playboy model inappropriate

The story USO tour cheers Baghdad (June 20) reported that Playboy model Leann Tweeden was part of a USO show that recently performed in Baghdad. The inclusion of Tweeden in the USO show was totally inappropriate.

I want to remind the Army that the Playboy organization represents the pornography industry at its worst. Perhaps the people who run the USO shows need to be reminded that pornography has been documented in countless sociological studies to contribute to sexual assault, rape, child molestation, pedophilia and other forms of sexual violence. Why the Army would want to glorify these behaviors by including a Playboy model in a USO show is beyond comprehension. Whoever was responsible for arranging the USO show in question showed incredibly bad judgment and poor taste by including the Playboy theme in it. Pornography is offensive to many military personnel and potentially harmful to all. I believe the Army has a responsibility to make USO shows more acceptable to all soldiers in terms of content.

Staff Sgt. Thomas P. Murt
Tikrit, Iraq

http://estripes.com/article.asp?section=125&article=166...
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 04:37 PM
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4. That is a typical "Stripes" letter since Stripes' inception. However,
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 04:38 PM by lebkuchen
my point is, and has been since I started posting these letters months ago, that dissent in the military field is on the increase. Such letters as the ones I have posted are a bellwether since complaining in the first place is an anathema in military circles. When one letter dares to stir the waters of complaint, five will appear to chastise the complaining, it's that taboo.

Yet, such letters continue to be written, more frequently than before. This means there is serious dissent in the military right now. What's Bush going to do about it?
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