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Response to shadowmayor (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 9, 2015, 10:03 AM

55. SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

I wanted to vomit, scream, break things, and slap the driver upside the head every time I saw one of those bumper stickers on the car or pickup truck of some flag waving patriotic armchair warrior who was all for sending our citizens in uniform to kill and be killed on the basis of lies and greed and the ambition of politicians who either didn't know or didn't care about the consequences as long as they got re-elected and their sponsors got rich.

When I marched in Washington with 100,000 other protesters a few days before Shock & Awe was launched, a small group of counter-protesters started chanting SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.

I started chanting along with them SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, BRING THEM HOME, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, BRING THEM HOME.

In very short order others joined me, and we drowned them out.

We knew it was a pack of lies and we knew it was going to be a costly fiasco, and we knew this before Congress voted in October 2002 to give the Chimperor authority to commit war crimes. To this day I refuse to support any politician who voted for the IWR.

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