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Iowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 10:14 PM
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48. Incredible post! Fascinating...
I was 18 and remember it well. It made an indelible mark and was a turning point for me. I haven't trusted the military since that day, and I never will. Regarding all the hoopla today about supporting the troops... I have always viewed soldiers as an instrument in the hands of someone who will use them for either good or evil, depending on the times. I would not choose to put myself in that situation. I'd have to be forced to volunteer at the point of a gun, and even then I probably wouldn't - especially today - under the idiot CIC. I have compassion for those who believe they are compelled to volunteer for economic or other reasons beyond their control, but in these times I just can't place all soldiers on a pedestal, like many seem to do. Kent State is partly responsible for that attitude.
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