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lwcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 07:36 AM
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Catch 3,228
A year ago, I wrote about Jeremy Staat, a former NFLer who is determined to follow in the footsteps of Pat Tillman without seeming to grasp all that that implies.

He seems unlikely to become an atheist Chomskyite who calls the Iraq War "so fucking illegal,"and let us hope he isn't killed by friendly fire, with the truth of both his life and death aggressively covered up.

As of this week, Staat is in Iraq.

He adheres to the philosophy that the only way to make sure the last guy didn't die in vain is to keep sending guys to die in vain:


The way I look at it, were spreading freedom, and you have to support the troops and you have to support the war, Staat, 29, told KITV in Honolulu on Tuesday as he prepared to leave from Hawaii. You cant just tell some Marine who just lost his buddy that we supported you but not the war, because in that case youre basically saying that Marine, his buddy, just died for nothing. Were one team.


What an unspeakably sad and dangerous point of view, which is sadly and dangerously shared by his Commander-in-Chief.

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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 07:46 AM
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1. Sometimes, penetrating intellect and logical consistency are
difficult to find, even in football players. Sad.
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lwcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 08:10 AM
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2. And in a president who went to Yale and Harvard B-school.
That's kinda sad, too, doncha think?

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EST Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 12:09 PM
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3. Republickers, especially those who invaded and took over the
US government, consider public office a reward to be exploited rather than a position of public service, necessary to the purpose of guaranteeing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for the citizens.
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lwcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-22-07 01:03 PM
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4. Which makes it tragic when...
... citizens decide to sacrifice themselves for the GOP's perverted form of national service (a sort which they'd never undertake themselves).

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