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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-25-06 02:09 PM
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66. "Contempt for the troops" -- speaking for myself personally, I
feel way more sorrow than contempt for victims of the "poverty draft," many of whom enlisted because the capitalist economy did not offer them a path to prosperity.

My general position is that enlisted soldiers are the equivalent of a "working class" in the military. It's a bad thing when members of the U.S. military "working class" kill Iraqi civilians who are also members of a "working class," especially when that killing benefits members of the ruling class.

I have found my own line on BFEE's culpability hardening vis-a-vis impeachement\trial. I now think that impeachement and removal are necessary but not sufficient and should be a prelude to an international war crimes tribunal modeled on Nuremburg principles. Said tribunal also to include Blair and Jack Straw.
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