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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:43 AM
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Why "DEAD" is a good title for a post involving the loss of...
another US servicer person....
It is not too harsh.... because we have not been harsh enough.

Maybe if we had shown this war (and all war) for what is was.... instead of allowing people to remain blind.... we would not be in Iraq

These soldiers didn't "give their lives for a noble cause" or "make the ultimate sacrifice for their nation"...... They're DEAD because we sent them into a meatgrinder with no just cause and no plan and now they're DEAD..... plain and simple.

In the words of wilfred owen:

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues -
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.*

*"It is sweet and meet (fitting) to die for one's country."
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Sunkiss BlueStar Donating Member (232 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:49 PM
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1. When I read the Original
Title, I shook my head and sighed. I already knew what was behind the word if I clicked on it. DEAD just wrapped up exactly what happened to the Young Lady. I do feel like we haven't been blunt enough in our opposition to this war. We are too respectful at times and that means more Young Ladies and Gentlemen will be loss.

We should all be outraged for the Repuke support of Genocide and not for a DUer telling the TRUTH.

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liberalitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:35 PM
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2. maybe if we had used words like DEAD earlier on....
we wouldn't be in this mess.
Like: thousands will end up DEAD
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