Originally posted by Trustnone
So your saying that the people who put their lives on the line,not all voluntarily mind you, deserved what they got?
- No; actually I didn't say that - anywhere - in what I wrote, at all.
I was asking how the events you described which either happened towards the end of that war - which was so widely, not to say globally, unpopular -
could have demoralised troops in that war.....
....and if it happened when the war was over how could the actions you describe demoralise anyone and affected the performance of the
I also mentioned that the truth that attorcities were committed by 'our' troops (I am not American) would hardly 'go down well' anywhere,
especially when the war itself was so widely seen as based upon a lie (interesting how come that theme continues, eh?).
I hope a soldier never has the misfortune of having you watch their back because you would probably put a knife in it.
- Obviously you have embarked on your own version of what I said here.
How did anything I wrote = knifing someone in the back?
Those troops who were/are guilty of war crimes sh*t on the reputation of their compatriots, they deserved no cover-up or soft soaping.
I am not sure what you mean by gross misconduct
- I presume you are familiar with the term 'war crimes'?
oh you mean tying grenades to children and having them run up and blow themselves up and you with it. Or do you mean pulling the fingernails
out of POWs hands and shoving bamboo shoots in them.
- Yeah, that would count as a war crime.
Did you imagine I would disagree?
No side is innocent in war, atrocities are commited on both sides.
- Excuse me?
Once again, did I disagree with this concept, anywhere?
People say Nazis commited terrible crimes yet the communists commited at least as many and much much more yet liberals give them a free
- Er, yeah. If you say so.
What has any of this got to do with protesting the Iraqi war as based upon a lie, so many people across the world believing the war wrong, protesting
it and the notion that these protests 'demoralise' the troops?
Hypocrisy at it's greatest.
- Well excuse me if I see most of what you have written as either totally missing the point or just an attempt to divert the debate.