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Dark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:11 PM
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Today in school
we were asked to write letters of encouragement to Ohio's soldiers in Iraq. We didn't know (for security reasons) who we were exactly writing to. I told him/her that we Americans supported them, that Americans didn't view all their soldiers in a negative light because of the prisoner allegations, and that, although we were divided on supporting the war, we were united in supporting the troops. I also promised him/her that they were in our prayers.

It was really somber, despite some students irreverent attitudes. Some wrote only one line and turned it in quickly. But, for me, it was very melancholy; I was writing a letter to a person halfway around the world in a god-forsaken wasteland risking their life for me and my freedom who could be dead before it arrived. I felt so. . .despondent. It was depressing. What could I say to lift up their spirits?

We have to bring them back soon. We owe it to them.
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:15 PM
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1. I am glad you took your assignment so seriously
Every soldier in Iraq is going to pay for what happened in that prison. Every student should be so wise.
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Dark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:30 PM
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3. I don't see how anybody could not.
I lost alot of respect for several people today, acting as if laying their head on their desks was more important than trying to bring a little cheer to the soldiers dying for them.
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thebaghwan Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:24 PM
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2. Well said, It is amazing how many young assholes there are.
n/t
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