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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:47 PM
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No need for a caption; this picture speaks volumes


Surely these evil men will rot in hell for what they have done to our people.

How many more families will have to say goodbye to soldiers going to Iraq? Often for the 3rd or 4th time.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:48 PM
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1. hoping they don't look like that when he returns
:(
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:49 PM
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2. That is Heartbreaking. n/t
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:49 PM
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3. Damn.
:cry:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:49 PM
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4. The Bush administration members are the true Devil's Rejects.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:50 PM
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5. These men will have more cake...
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:59 PM
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17. God, that's STILL infuriating.
They BOTH appear to be saying, "Git 'R' Dun!"
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 11:24 PM
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21. It is and should still be infuriating...
...for everyone.

That these men are still in power and all of the American people are not calling for their heads on a platter is even more infuriating.

I am ashamed with my Republican neighbors, friends, family members and co-workers.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 11:00 PM
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18. Outstanding response!!
:applause:
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:51 PM
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6. : - ((((((((((((((((((((((((((
:grr:
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Happyhippychick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:54 PM
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7. My God.
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teacher gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 09:56 PM
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8. K & R n/t
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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:00 PM
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9. She has double anguish, her husband's future is unsure and she has to be strong for the kids,
but how can she when they're hearts are being broken like that? This is going on every day, each day someone gets orders and their family goes through this heartbreak. We feel so helpless, we've marched and made calls and written letters but our voices were ignored and they'll continue to be shipped off to who knows what fate each agonizing day until moral people are in Washington. Meanwhile Bush has a BBQ as a "Heckuva Job Georgie" going away party and to raise more money to do more evil. Sorry, just rambling on, it all makes me so mad. The picture is killing me, I hope she has a group that will surround her with support.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:02 PM
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10. The Bush Legacy. nt
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angrycarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:02 PM
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11. It looks familiar
I have written here about my uncle, age 50, who was called back to duty after being out since the first gulf war and about the financial ruin that his family will endure because of it.

We just found out that he may be in Afghanistan in a matter of weeks. I feel bitter sadness looking at the picture of a family torn apart but more than that I feel a kind of helpless anger at people who care nothing for the families of our bravest citizens.





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SaveAmerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:09 PM
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12. What in the world? 50? I know there are some 50 year olds in excellent
shape physically but I have a feeling you won't find many who are combat ready especially when they've been out for what? - 16 years! I cannot believe that, it should be criminal to send your uncle, it just boggles my mind. Helpless is definitely the word.

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angrycarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:27 PM
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15. link
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
My 50 year-old uncle has been backdoor drafted. - Democratic Underground
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 12:04 AM
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22. "it should be criminal ..."
It is, but there's nobody to do anything about it. We live under the power of "The Unitary Executive."

http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20060109_bergen...
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 11:02 PM
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19. OMG that is horrible
:cry:
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:11 PM
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13. Nothing can make this better for these children right now.
:-(
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:22 PM
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14. My heart breaks...
:(
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msedano Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 10:48 PM
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16. I watched my wife break down when the bus pulled away...
See how strong that wife is.


My wife and I got married in August 1968. I received my Draft notice in October 1968, to report for Thanksgiving. I managed to delay my induction date until January 1969. The morning she took me to the Santa Barbara Greyhound Bus station, she dressed in her best outfit, wore her brave smile and kept her head high as she drove me into town from Isla Vista.

I waited until the final call to present my papers, lined up and boarded the bus. I found a seat and leaned toward the window where her anxious eyes finally spotted me through the smoked glass. She smiled and waved. i smiled and waved. Her lips moved, "I Love you." My lips moved, "I love you." The driver gunned the engine and in the instant the bus moved toward the street she buried her face in her hands and stood like that as I lost sight of her.

Please join me in wishing that family in the photo all the best. Parting is not a sweet sorrow.


Btw, here's a novel that attempts to recapture some of what we went through back in the 60s: http://labloga.blogspot.com/2008/04/review-names-on-map...

regards,
mvs
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-13-08 11:05 PM
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20. Thanks for that personal story
There is an especially touching scene in Body of War where a mother says goodbye to her son going to Iraq while her other son, in a wheelchair after being paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Iraq, is next to her trying not to cry.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 12:25 AM
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23. everyone who had voted for this war needs that stenciled on their
eyeballs. the fuckers.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 12:36 AM
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24. When Body of War premiered here, we had a screening
and one of the people there was our former congresswoman. She told me that of all the votes she ever cast in all her years in the state legislature and in Congress, she was most proud of the vote she cast against the IWR.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 12:48 AM
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25. All the families were anxious for the Betrayus report.. They had heard
that the tours would be cut back to 12mo... they were hoping that their loved one's were coming back.. dreaming or two or 3 months, but angrily waiting the full 6 or 7 months.. They are pissed about this.. they really feel betrayed.. My sis n law is going through this now.. She had been waiting for the hearings for a week.. normally I tell her what's going on, and she knew the time and day.. I hated to tell her, he wasn't coming home early.. He's a gunner.. We all pray hard every night.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 02:35 AM
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26. Sending good vibes your way
:hug:
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-14-08 02:51 AM
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27. Thank you... He's out on mission now; I appreciate any extra. He
Edited on Mon Apr-14-08 02:54 AM by glowing
is really awesome.. The art he creates with words would blow most on this board away.. I keep telling him to write a book when he gets back.. I think his words would help a lot of soldiers, families, and general public understand, feel, sympathize, and heal. My sis n law is keeping a record of all their e-mails for him and sent him journals he could write in while he's on mission guarding the convoys. He has some video's and pics loaded on his myspace that are just crazy. His last mission one of the convoy trucks hit a Iraqi man's donkey.. he walked out in front of the convoy.. the donkey was lying their dying, the Iraqi man was pissed off and coming towards the convoy.. he had one hand on a gun and another on a flare.. He was thinking, "please, don't come any closer, I don't want to kill you.. not over a donkey.. and as he was standing there deciding how close to let the man get, he triggered the flare.. it went off in their truck, nearly took out the driver, and smoked up the entire humvee.. He said it was like an epsiode straight out of Cheech and Chong. Of course, his story was told better and with such description you would think you were watching a movie.
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