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There are thousands of amputees and mentally FROCKED up soldiers that have come home so far. If I had gotten my legs blown off in Iraq, I would've wanted to die. I know that's weak, but I couldn't imagine being forced to live in a chair. I just feel for those guys and am thankful I came back in one peice and in sound mind.
Originally posted by mrmulder
The government, believe it or not, is not telling us everything about the casualties of troops in Iraq. So far the press has shown an amazing lack of curiosity about the fate of Americans wounded in Iraq. The modern U.S. press seems to have adopted as its mantra: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
Originally posted by nativeokie
I understand privacy for the injured but Bush not allowing us to see the dead coming home is wrong. Those coffins represent the the cost of our actions, we have to be willing to accept those cost if we are to continue in this war. The wounded need to be given a voice, instead of being hidden.
You can see the cost of the war in other ways. Every day there is a listing of those killed in most papers. Various web based news sources keep a constant tally going. Why do we need to see the coffins come off the plane? IMO that is a personal moment for that members family and should not be exploited.
And while we are on the topic how big does GWB think his balls are that he has not attended one single funeral since this war began???
When was the last time that a President had to attend a funeral for a service member? Did Clinton ever attend one?
The "discomfort" any of us may feel by seeing this is NOTHING compared to what their families go though, we owe it to them.
No, we owe it to them to respect their privacy and not to turn the death of a loved one into something that is exploitable.