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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 04:07 AM
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69. Ah to paraphrase an old crusty poet
of WW I who died on the front lines

Old men send the young to die, and kill and be killed

Are troops guilty, with a broad brush? No

Are SOME troops guilty, absolutely.

Are the old men who send them guilty with no question?

you answer that

It is not a mantra... it is just that the troops have few choices... by the way I take it you have never served. If you had, you would know that you cannot just drop your rifle and go home... and that is the number one horror of war. As somebody who has walked down that path, both as one in uniform (who actually disobeyed a clearly illegal order) and one who sent a husband to war... I know that you are full of it.

By the way... the Nuremberg code also states that you really do not go after the E-3 and bellow... and E-4 are questionable...

But I am sure you knew that

now in one respect we will agree, the American peoople are ingnorant of what troops are capable of doing (regardless of flag by the way, you just need the right circumstances) but it is not naivette, but willful ignorance...
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