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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:33 AM
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AP: Many U.S. Troops in Iraq Oppose Escalation

"I don't know what could help at this point," said Roberts, 22, of Paonia, Colo. "What would more guys do? We can't pick sides. It's almost like we have to watch them kill each other, then ask questions."
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"Nothing's going to help. It's a religious war, and we're caught in the middle of it," said Sgt. Josh Keim, a native of Canton, Ohio, who is on his second tour in Iraq. "It's hard to be somewhere where there's no mission and we just drive around."
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"If there's a plan to sweep through Baghdad and clear it, (more troops) could make a difference," said the 19-year-old (Pfc. Richard Grieco) from Slidell, La. "But if we just dump troops in here like we've been doing, it's just going to make for more targets."

Sgt. James Simons, 24, of Tacoma, Wash., said Baghdad is so dangerous that U.S. forces spend much of their time in combat instead of training Iraqis.
"Baghdad is still like it was at the start of the war. We still have to knock out insurgents because things are too dangerous for us to train the Iraqis," he said.

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BushOut06 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:45 AM
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1. Why would * care what the troops think?
After all, he's the military genius, not them. :sarcasm:
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:06 AM
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2. The troops on the front lines just don't know what is going on...........
in this war, it is all about the democracy and freedom of the Iraqi oil reserves...err, the Iraqi people. All decisions are best left to the know-it-alls in the pentagon, WH, military industrial complex, big oil companies and wall street who are sitting in their palatial offices in their overstuffed leather desk chairs.
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