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dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:17 PM
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Vietnam
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:26 PM by dogindia
Iraq is a mess. MSM can't hide it They can hide stealing elections but not all the death.
just a thought.
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spooked Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:22 PM
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1. Well the MSMs not covering any funerals and wounded amputated soldiers
are arriving in the dead of night.
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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:24 PM
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2. I just hope
the troops aren't punished when they get home, for the administrations actions. Like they were when returning from Vietnam. I have co-workers over there.
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keepthemhonest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:28 PM
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3. I am sorry to hear that
I hope they come home safely and are treated as heroes.It would be just like this administration to let them go down for their worngdoings.that is what they will try to do to Blackwell as well.
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:04 PM
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6. here, go thank your HEROES anytime you want...they're back and
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 11:07 PM by diamond14

they are here everyday, just like when they came back from Vietnam...so go there, and thank them....bush* has THROWN them out without any adequate housing, jobs, or medical care...just like Vietnam...now, YOU can go thank them....because bush* won't....

it never was that the American Citizens treated our returning Vietnam Vets badly...the REALITY is that the American GOVERNMENT treated our Vets badly, and still does....if you cared, you'd be down protesting at the Veterans' Hospitals everyday, like we did when the Vietnam Vets came home....


bush* has sent home 18,000 soldiers like these...go thank them...they are bush* DISPOSABLE HEROES, just like Vietnam...

Spc. Sam Ross, 21, combat engineer, 82nd Airborne Division, was injured May 18, 2003 in Baghdad when a bomb blew up during a munitions disposal operation. He is blind and an amputee. Photographed in the woods near his trailer where he lives alone in Dunbar Township, Pennsylvania October 19, 2003.




Sgt. Jeremy Feldbusch, 24, a Ranger, 3rd Battalion, 75th Regiment was injured April 3, during an artillery attack near the Hadithah Dam. Feldbusch, who was first in his class of 228 Rangers, is now brain damaged and blind. He sees nothing but darkness. Photographed in his home in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, October 18, 2003.




"I'm burning on the inside. I'm burning."

Cpl Tyson Johnson III, 22, a mechanic with 205 Military Intelligence, was injured in a mortar attack on the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad on September 20, 2003. He suffered massive internal injuries and is 100 percent disabled. Photographed in Prichard, Alabama May 6, 2004, where he lives in his car.

Shrapnel down the back, shrapnel that came in and hit my head, punctured my lungs. I broke both of my arms. I lost a kidney. My intestines was messed up. They took an artery out of my left leg and put it into this right arm. They pretty much took my life. Pretty much.

I was supposed to be going to physical and occupational therapy then they canceled it because I missed 3 days in a row. I was throwing up, I couldn't hold anything in my stomach. Now I have to do OT myself. I'm trying to teach my son how to count on his hand. And you can see my fingers is messed up. Sometimes my hands will be so red, so fire red, I'm not able to drive. I've got to put on my gloves. I'm not able to touch anything.

I got a bonus in the National Guards for joining the Army. Now I've got to pay the bonus back and it's $2999. If I would have continued and finished my contract I wouldn't have to pay it back. The Guard wants it back. It's on my credit that I owe them that. I'm burning on the inside. I'm burning.








from "Purple Hearts: Back from Iraq"....bush* Disposable Heroes...
http://digitaljournalist.org/issue0412/purplehearts_int...

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sparky_in_ma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 08:35 PM
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7. I believe your statement was
Edited on Wed Jan-12-05 08:47 PM by sparky_in_ma
exactly what I was trying to say, about the administrations treatment of the veterans. You worded it much better. Actually there was a lot of misimpressions of the vets in the 60's and 70's. You must remember how Hollywood made every villian in movies and tv a vietnam vet. That when on for quite awhile. Sterotyping people like that, of any group, is something that shouldn't be tolerated.

FYI.. I am quite familiar with the vets hospital in CT. I drove my friend back and forth from there many times while they put him back together a piece at a time. Also the VA in Northampton. His brother wasn't as lucky.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:26 PM
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4. Returning soldiers
I think those of us who were around when the soldiers came home from Vietnam and maybe weren't as welcoming as we should have been have all come to see the error of our ways. We were young and dumb, pissed off, and didn't know exactly where to direct our anger. My guess is that the same mistake won't be made this time around.

My bumper sticker says "How do you say Vietnam in Arabic."
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Shalom Donating Member (832 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:28 PM
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5. Iraqi Genocide Will Be How Bushitler Is Remembered in History....
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