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Originally posted by die_another_day
I don't blame the soldiers.
I blame those who send the soldiers. The rich white men at the top of the world.
Originally posted by ThePeoplesSoldier
I want to thank EVERYONE for posting on this topic! I never expected that I would catch so much attention for my very first post.
I would like to ask everyone however PLEASE stay on topic. This post is for the soldiers, not polotics, oil, money, why we are there. Its about protecting the lowly son or daughter thats in the mud right now fighting for _____
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by RedDragon
The very fact that we haven't been invaded by anybody is a testament to the strength of our military. Just because you didn't see it doesn't mean it didn't happen.
Originally posted by Mindmelding
Originally posted by VonDoomen
I think the problem many people have is differentiating between people on the ground like you, and the higher ups who are in charge. The majority of people in your group are very good, hard working people. I do believe however that the higher ups have less respect for life. I think the overall purpose for being in iraq is a scam and bad, however that has nothing to do with people in your position.
You can empower someone with your energy yet not be responsible for what he does with it? Sorry to burst your bubble but reality does not work that way. We all have free choice, and every single person who pulls a trigger is responsible for that action.
Iraq has everything to do with people in his position, because they, when push comes to shove, are the ones doing it. Because they are willing to obey orders and not put much thought as to why. Because they are uncapable of realizing that a terrorist action, even if resulting in the death of thousands, does not justify international warfare at the cost of millions.
The way to have saved lives after 911 would have been to grieve and move on. What many people fighting now have to own up to is their own bloodlust and missguided desire for revenge, all negative emotions that have manifested evil on this earth.