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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 05:46 AM

It Should Be Over. It's Done. No More. Get Out.

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It Should Be Over. It's Done. No More. Get Out.
by Abby Zimet
08.24.12 - 10:58 PM




This week marked the 2,000th American death in a 12-year war that has barely been mentioned by either candidate in this election season. In honor of that obscene milestone - never mind the 100,000-plus dead civilians - the New York Times ran The Roster of the Dead, a four-page spread showing the face, age and hometown of every dead American servicemember. Stop and look at it. And remember: when people get blown up, not everyone dies.













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Reply It Should Be Over. It's Done. No More. Get Out. (Original post)
unhappycamper Aug 2012 OP
xchrom Aug 2012 #1
hobbit709 Aug 2012 #2
B Calm Aug 2012 #3
Fumesucker Aug 2012 #4
rhett o rick Aug 2012 #7
Post removed Aug 2012 #10
Bluenorthwest Aug 2012 #11
Fuddnik Aug 2012 #16
rhett o rick Aug 2012 #18
rhett o rick Aug 2012 #17
rhett o rick Aug 2012 #19
Magoo48 Aug 2012 #12
avebury Aug 2012 #5
drm604 Aug 2012 #6
AnotherMcIntosh Aug 2012 #8
Loudestlib Aug 2012 #9
NoMoreWarNow Aug 2012 #13
blueamy66 Aug 2012 #14
Lucinda Aug 2012 #15

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 05:53 AM

1. it's over. get out.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:00 AM

2. Bring them home, get the HELL out.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:00 AM

3. Too many people making too much money

 

for it to be over.

This is the one thing that bothers me about voting for Obama. Why in the fuck are we still fighting this republican war?

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Response to B Calm (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:05 AM

4. Eh, we're still fighting a Republican war from the 1970's ..

Except this one is a domestic war against our own people, Tricky Dicky's Drug War..

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Response to B Calm (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:58 AM

7. We cant proceed to fix it as long as people want to blame Republicans.

 

It is not a "Republican war". While we are focusing on hating Republicans, looters from both sides are at work. We mistakenly think that voting Democrat will solve our problems. It isnt that simple. We live in an oligarchy with a sham two party pretend system. Of course the Democratic Party is much better than the Republican Party. Good cop bad cop.

Too many people are too easily fooled. That's what we need to fix.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 07:47 AM

11. So your thing is 'the two parties are the same party' and also 'other people are idiots'

 

I find it interesting that you are eager to blame the people but hesitant to place any blame at all on Bushco or the Republican Party.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:26 AM

16. I think you misunderstand.

And the old "the two parties are the same party" putdown is no longer a rational defense when you examine the facts.

The wars and the imperialism will continue as long as both parties are funded by corporations, to include Energy, Defense, Insurance, and Finance. This fiasco has it's roots with Carter and Brzezinski, and continues through Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama.

Is that enough blame for you? Brzezinski still brags about his role to this day.

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:54 AM

18. Thank you. The misunderstanding is usually based in lazyness. People want to believe

 

that by merely electing Democrats their work is done and life will be swell. I would expect more of DU members.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:52 AM

17. You either didnt understand my post or

 

Putting words in the mouths of posters is a cheap trick to make it easier for you to make your point. It's called intellectual dishonesty.

I am currently and will continue to work hard to reelect Pres Barack Obama and local Democrats.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:58 AM

19. To clarify

 

Nowhere do I advocate voting third party, nor do I suggest that both parties are the same.

Our country is controlled by the 1% and they are to blame for our situation.

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Response to B Calm (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:02 AM

12. The MIC rolls on, devouring lives and wealth. At this point, the war machine appears to be more

powerful than any one or two branches of the government. This horror is raging in, and being financially supported in the name of "We The People". What will we do?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:06 AM

5. K&R nt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 06:22 AM

6. K&R

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 07:07 AM

8. K&R

 

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 07:23 AM

9. This could be THE winning issue for Obama

I hope the Democratic party gets on this before the Republicans do.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:08 AM

13. Yes-- no normal perszon wants this madness to go on

 

only the evil defense contractors and everyone who benefits from the war machine.

Out of fucking Afghanistan now.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:11 AM

14. this hits close to home...

 

was just talking to an old beau of mine (ummmm, my first love)....Air Force...help load the bombs for Libya in the UK back in the day....he says "get the fuck out, now"......waste of lives......

when will it end?

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 08:14 AM

15. ...

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