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PublicRadioVet Donating Member (145 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-26-06 09:26 AM
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77. I am in the Army Reserve...
...and I resent the Hell out of the "assumption" that U.S. troops are "mad dog killers", simply because people hate Bush and dislike the U.S. occupation of Iraq. How many of you who find it easy to see us uniformed folk as "mad dog killers" even KNOW someone in the Army? Navy? Marines? Air Force? Do any of you even know someone who has been to Iraq and come back? Many in my unit have. Some of them never even had to pull a trigger once. Not once.

Is there a certain, VERY SMALL percentage of U.S. troops in Iraq who I would call "unstable" and likely to do Bad Things? Yes. But with over 100,000 U.S. troops in Iraq (the population of a small city) we should not be surprised that there are some bad apples. Find me a city with over 100K in population that does not have its criminals. There is no such city.

Look, the U.S. military 'aint perfect. BUT WE TRY TO BE! We really fucking try. And it sucks knowing that there are a lot of people who just assume we're a bunch of derranged animals, simply because we serve. Come on, DU, you are smarter than this!

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