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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 12:30 AM
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"How is honor possible in a war like the one in Iraq?"
THE CONFLICT IN IRAQ
A Journey That Ended in Anguish
Col. Ted Westhusing, a military ethicist who volunteered to go to Iraq, was upset by what he saw. His apparent suicide raises questions.

By T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer

"War is the hardest place to make moral judgments."

Col. Ted Westhusing, Journal of Military Ethics

WASHINGTON One hot, dusty day in June, Col. Ted Westhusing was found dead in a trailer at a military base near the Baghdad airport, a single gunshot wound to the head.

The Army would conclude that he committed suicide with his service pistol. At the time, he was the highest-ranking officer to die in Iraq.
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A note found in his trailer seemed to offer clues. Written in what the Army determined was his handwriting, the colonel appeared to be struggling with a final question.

How is honor possible in a war like the one in Iraq?
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<http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-col... >

What can be said?
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 12:39 AM
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1. There is no honor in a war built on lies and deceit.
We can honor the troops service but not their CIC.

W ought to have his butt kicked from one end of this country to the other. Then sent to Hawaii, Alaska, and the U.S. possessions. Then tried for war crimes against all.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 01:09 AM
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2. Giving their lives for W's lie
while believing they're serving their country.

There is a special corner in hell reserved for George W.
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 01:38 AM
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3. This present regime has lead America into a place without morality
We may stumble around a moral desert for sometime to come.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-28-05 01:40 AM
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4. keeping each other alive
long enough for the American people to get them the heck out of there
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