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chopper Donating Member (345 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-23-03 09:18 AM
Response to Reply #5
11. not quite
"that young boy knew what he was going to do and what the risks were in joining the military. everyone with a half dead brain knows you may have to see combat when you are with the US military."

yes, but most people assume that the fighting and dying they may have to be called up for is for a good reason.

the soldiers in Iraq aren't pissed that they went to war, or even that they have to now be glorified policemen.

they're pissed because they were sent halfway across the world to die in some ME hellhole because some rich white guys wanted to show the world they could still keep their dicks stiff.

hell, even the most peaceful among us here would go to fight if the purpose was right. but the war in Iraq isn't about oppressed people, it isn't about the non-existent WMD. it's about establishing a US hegemon in a part of the world that's considered to be critically important to neo-conservatives like Cheney, Rummy, and the rest. it's about money, and property, and power, and yes, some of it is about oil.

would you fight and die for that?
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