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Postman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 04:58 PM
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Finally, "the Troops" are getting tired of the Bullsh*t...
http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/blogs/politicalticker/2006/...

Active troops ask congress to end Iraqi occupation
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:01 PM
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1. Good for Them..
Monday, October 23, 2006

Active troops ask congress to end Iraqi occupation

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sixty five active duty service members are officially asking Congress to end the war in Iraq -- the first time active troops have done so since U.S. invasion began in 2003.

Three of the service members will hold a press conference Wednesday explaining their decision to send "Appeals for Redress" under the Military Whistleblower Protection Act to their members of Congress. Under the act, National Guard and Reservists can send communications about any subject to their member of Congress without punishment.
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shance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:03 PM
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2. It's no picnic to go up against the Brass. It takes a lot of courage.
n/t
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:10 PM
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3. Can you say article 15
But these troops are the pride of the service wooya brothers
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mediaman007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:19 PM
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4. Does anyone think that the most brilliant of our military minds
left the service when the run up to the war began. So all we have left in the senior staff are the ass-kissers and the guys who fragged their fellow students at West Point, Annapolis and Colorado Springs.

I worry the military may not be run by our greatest anymore.
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:58 PM
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6. It is broken from top to bottem
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 05:58 PM by Monkeyman
We have no combat ready units. They are sending kids back with mental problems Equipment is broke down. Kids on their fourth deployment. Chain of Command staying in the green zone. Hell it could not get any worse oh ya it can we can lose in 06
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 05:26 PM
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5. Bless their hearts! In these dark times, it takes men and women of
EXCEPTIONAL COURAGE AND STRENGTH to stand up for their beliefs, knowing there will be repercussions and recriminations. We have allowed this criminal and immoral administration to use and abuse our American Military. We make a pact with our servicemen and women that we will only ask the ultimate sacrifice when it is necessary for the defense of our country, not the defense of exxon's profits or the bush family evil empire's business interests. We have failed in upholding our part of the bargain, however, there is still time to right this most egregious of wrongs. If they have the courage to stand against tyranny, we should also.
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independentdude Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:01 PM
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7. May a newbie second that?
I served only eight years (USAF) but to speak up like that in the 50's-60's would Bush is making in our freedoms, they are BRAVE soldiers to speak up. Goooooooooooooooo guys!
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:08 PM
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9. Welcome to DU
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independentdude Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:59 PM
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12. Thank you.
I have watched DU for a while and always wanted to vote in the polls. <haha> I did go and "DU" this or that poll as requested. Now I can maybe say something now and agan.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:00 PM
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13. Hi!
Welcome to DU! :hi:

Thank you for your service.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:51 AM
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16. Thank you for your service! Welcome to DU!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:02 PM
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8. and that's why the troops are being purged from voter lists all across the us of a
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 07:50 AM
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15. We certainly didn't hear anything about the vaunted "Military Vote" from the
Edited on Tue Oct-24-06 07:50 AM by Raster
rethuglicans this last election cycle, now did we? In fact we say the Pentagon SHUT DOWN the Military voting apparatus. Talk about the ultimate betrayal. Men and women with their lives on the line and their vote reduced to the average uncounted Ohio vote. And I mean NO disrespect to the Military or to the citizens of Ohio. Instead of being for the defense of Country, they're in defense of profits for corporate tyrants.
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Marrak Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:09 PM
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10. B*sh may have...
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 06:09 PM by Marrak
some super-secret signing statement addressing that...
:bounce:
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 06:10 PM
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11. Soldiers and sailors in the ranks can take down empires.
Been done before. Kingdoms too. (The French National Guard refusing to relieve the besieged Bastille and firing on it instead. A heady moment!)
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 07:01 PM
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14. Fighting for your country is one thing, Iraq oil war is bushit!
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