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stanwyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 05:38 AM
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71. My son is a criminal?
because he's a Marine? Would he be a criminal if he was guarding the U.S. border? Or a foreign embassy? If he was protecting you if you were in a foreign country, trouble erupted, and he had to get you evacuated? Would he be a criminal then? He was sent to Iraq, twice, by our commander in chief. And Congress. He completed his tours, voted for John Kerry, and hoped that he could do what all soldiers want to do -- protect their fellow soldiers. It's not about politics. It's about each other. He realized within days of his first tour in Iraq that the people there don't want us there, the situation is much more complex than anyone had described, and that our presence is aiding the insurgents and the fundamentalists.
By your reasoning, all the Viet Nam vets are criminals.
I'm not naive. I know war crimes have been committed in Iraq.
But don't label my boy a criminal.
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