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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-11 12:38 PM
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168. The majority of the responses on this thread remind me of Walt Starr's response to 9/11
which was to advocate nuking every Islamic country. Really.

I don't see any self-reflection, any sorrow for the hundreds of thousands of innocents killed and the unknown numbers imprisoned and tortured in our bogus "War on Terror," any remorse for two unnecessary invasions of countries that had never attacked us, in other words, remorse for OUR war crimes.

The film footage of the mostly young crowds celebrating in the streets is sickening. It's as sickening as the alleged footage of Palestinians celebrating 9/11--only that footage was faked and this was REAL.

Unlike V-J Day, this is not the end of hostilities. The troops will not be marching home en masse. The commentators on NPR were noting that the focus of the "War on Terror" will now move to Yemen.

From the point of view of a government, whether D or R, that's the beauty of a war that's fought against a concept or a tactic instead of against a country. You can never declare absolute victory, so the military-industrial machine is on a non-stop gravy train that can always be justified by "keeping us safe."

I am disappointed that so many DUers are falling for the hype, and I applaud the few who have the guts to speak out against the bloodthirsty and jingoistic hysteria.

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