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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:30 AM
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For FIRST TIME Since Vietnam - Soldiers Call For Iraq Withdrawal
article | posted December 14, 2006 (web only)
About Face: Soldiers Call for Iraq Withdrawal
Marc Cooper

Editor's Note: A complete version of this report will appear next week in the print and online editions.

For the first time since Vietnam, an organized, robust movement of active-duty US military personnel has publicly surfaced to oppose a war in which they are serving. Those involved plan to petition Congress to withdraw American troops from Iraq.

After appearing only seven weeks ago on the Internet, the Appeal for Redress, brainchild of 29-year-old Navy seaman Jonathan Hutto, has already been signed by nearly 1,000 US soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen, including dozens of officers--most of whom are on active duty. Not since 1969, when some 1,300 active-duty military personnel signed an open letter in the New York Times opposing the war in Vietnam, has there been such a dramatic barometer of rising military dissent.

Interviews with two dozen signers of the Appeal reveal a mix of motives for opposing the war: ideological, practical, strategic and moral. But all those interviewed agree that it is time to start withdrawing the troops. Coming from an all-volunteer military, the Appeal was called "unprecedented" by Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice.

more at:
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070101/cooperweb
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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:34 AM
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1. Poor guys
It's going to be depressing watching how they aer going to get slimed by our friends on the right who usually love soldiers.

Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:36 AM
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2. its chatching on. show but sure. REC
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:44 AM
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3. I know that this is by no means a laughing matter but
when I read the title of this thread I thought, "That's odd, though I was a kid during Vietnam, I did pay attention to the news and I never remember people wanting an Iraq withdrawal back then."

It was just a incredibly quick fleeting thought that I didn't really attach myself to.

Talk about dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb humor.

More seriously, it's about time.

K & R'd

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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:48 AM
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5. Just goes to prove...
There is nothing above humor. :)

--IMM
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stellanoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:39 AM
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11. Humor is my religion
though it's generally not that unbelievably stupid.

I believe it's the singular unifying force shared by all human beings.

I truly feel that if we all learned a joke in many if not every language we'd finally have a lasting peace in the world.

Silly me.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:12 AM
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12. Stupid humor counts too.
It made me laugh.

--IMM
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:45 AM
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4. K&R #4 n/t
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:48 AM
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6. Sir! No, Sir!
If you ever wanted to end a war...
http://www.sirnosir.com /

Notice the link, "Active Duty and Deployed Soldiers: Click here for a Free Copy!"

Watch the trailer:
http://www.sirnosir.com/home_filmtrailers.html
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:49 AM
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7. K&R.nt
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:53 AM
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8. K&R
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:59 AM
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9. EVERYONE BUT BUSH
Hey, it's my new slogan for Bush.


Yippee! I'm typing this to generator power. Trees down, power out. :)
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:09 AM
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10. K & R
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mondo obscurius Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:16 AM
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13. As they say in the comics...
Drip.
Drip.
Drip.

mo
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:29 AM
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14. Hey, this story is all over the MSM...

NOT!

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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:22 PM
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15. KR Stunning. I was waiting for this. Gracias !!! n/t
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:34 PM
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16. K & R n/t
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:11 PM
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17. K & R
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AndreaCG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 07:04 PM
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18. I hope there won't be retaliation against them
OTOH what can they do, send them to Iraq?
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