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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:16 PM
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We should ALL apologize for the torture, not just Bush
Its not enough to sit here and say "I told ya' so," or point fingers, 'cuz if I knew all along it was the wrong thing to do,this war, and I didn't do enough to stop it, then I am just as guilty as those troopers in the prison, and our crap president in the white house.

I would like to take this chance to say to the global community and the people of Iraq that I, as a citizen of the United States, have failed you. I am sorry for what I've done.

I am ashamed I sat by and did nothing to stop this.
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DenverDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:18 PM
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1. I feel your pain and shame.
We will have to fight for this country, literally, to return it to The People.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:19 PM
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2. I am angry
but I am sure many of us will tell you, we have sent emails, we have screamed at staffers on phones, we have repeteadly told them...

Yes we are ashamed, but many of us have been standing up to them for over a year now.

Hell you know what it is to SEND letters to Congress or post on a freeper site when YOUR HUSBAND is deployed?

Now I ask you to not only say you are sorry.

RIGHT NOW WRITE letters to the paper

WRITE NOW, write letters to Congress

Hell confront a freeper TODAY
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glarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:25 PM
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3. Don't feel guilty....
I'm not American and I can't know how you feel...but I think you are blaming yourself for something that is not your fault....From the day the election was given to Bush by your Supreme Court, it has been out of your hands....My heart goes out to you, but just hang in there...I feel the Bush government is almost at the end of their line.... :loveya:...from a Canadian friend....
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corporatewhore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:31 PM
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7. in away we are at fault america excuses anti arab/anti muslim racism
and hate it is acceptable here.Look at the dems even vote for anti arab biased immigration laws and always side with israel no matter what. sometimes you let some commets go but i dont any more after i was mistaken for being arab(i am a latina) and some one hurled an ugly racial slur at me for my supposed race. i truly believe abu ghraib was fueled by anti arab racism
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pinkpops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:27 PM
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4. OK, I'll call a news conference
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:29 PM
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5. I agree, I posted similar last night.
This is "democracy" and "justice?"

No wonder they don't want it.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:30 PM
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6. Your absolutely right, we should apologise
and we can do it. I don't have the skills, but there is a member here by the name of SYMBOLMAN. I've read a lot of his posts and from them I gather that he has a website and he makes flash movies. I was thinking if someone could contact him, maybe we can gather our digital cameras, record our apologies and send them to him, if he is willing to put it together and produce a flash we could to send to middle eastern news stations. We could ask him, the worse he could say is no.
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FlandersFeelds Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:35 PM
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8. Why?
The guards humiliating the prisoners were not under my command.
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:45 PM
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12. they are still
we pay for them
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FlandersFeelds Donating Member (44 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:58 PM
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13. We also send money to the Palestinians
And some of them blow up innocent kids on purpose. Should we apologize to the survivors of the hamas and PA bombings?
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piece sine Donating Member (931 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:36 PM
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9. apologize for what?
I didn't do it. And I have no sway over those who did it. I can't assume the burden of all that extra "guilt" right now. Too much already on my plate.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:40 PM
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10. Call The Armed Services Committee
Tell them how you feel. Don't let Rumsfeld blow this off again when they meet tomorrow.


Senator John Warner Chairman
Telephone:
(202) 224-2023
(202) 224-6295 FAX

Senator Carl Levin Ranking Member
Phone (202) 224-6221
Fax (202) 224-1388

Other members: Russell Senate Office Bldg 202-224-3871 ask for the office:
John McCain (Arizona)
James M. Inhofe (Oklahoma)
Pat Roberts (Kansas)
Wayne Allard (Colorado)
Jeff Sessions (Alabama)
Susan M. Collins (Maine)
John Ensign (Nevada)
James M. Talent (Missouri)
Saxby Chambliss (Georgia)
Lindsey O. Graham (South Carolina)
Elizabeth Dole (North Carolina)
John Cornyn (Texas)

DEMOCRATS

Edward M. Kennedy (Massachusetts)
Robert C. Byrd (West Virginia)
Joseph I. Lieberman (Connecticut)
Jack Reed (Rhode Island)
Daniel K. Akaka (Hawaii)
Bill Nelson (Florida)
E. Benjamin Nelson (Nebraska)
Mark Dayton (Minnesota)
Evan Bayh (Indiana)
Hillary Rodham Clinton (New York)
Mark Pryor (Arkansas)



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alcuno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 09:42 PM
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11. Bush apologized TO the King of Jordan.
Next time I see him, I'll do the same.
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Redleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:14 PM
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14. Screw that- I'm not apologizing. I voted for Gore in 2000.
Edited on Thu May-06-04 10:15 PM by Redleg
I didn't support the war. There was no way any of us or all of us together could stop Bush from invading Iraq. I won't apologize or share any part of "collective guilt."
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:25 PM
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16. Exactly.
nt
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:24 PM
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15. Speak for yourself. I am NOT responsible for this travesty.
Let the criminals apologize for it - and really mean it.

I, and most others on this board, have NOTHING to apologize for.
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