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Originally posted by Come Clean
Then once the van pulled up he was all jazzed up ready to go.
well said. thank you
Originally posted by ~Vixen~
Rather than condemn the men and women of the armed forces for doing their job, why not direct that anger and disgust towards the real root of the problem... the warmongering politicians in Washington.
Of the 70+ people that have flagged this thread, how many of you enthusiastically supported the invasion when it was popular, but later changed their tune once the troops were sent into harms way and the lies uncovered? The people that supported the war are the ones to blame, not the soldiers separated from their loved ones to do the job that many lack the fortitude to do. These soldiers are our peers, sons and daughters, and should be respected for their sacrifices, not condemned for the failures of others. Wishing harm to our own families doesn't resolve anything, it just further divides us as a community and nation.
The video is truly saddening, but soldiers aren't perfect beings and some do occasionally make mistakes. Mistakes, however, happen everywhere, even in our own "safe" neighborhoods. Police brutality, animal cruelty, sexual assault, robbery and murder happen on our streets everyday, however as a community we must put it behind us and move forward.
One thing that really upsets me though, is that so many people spend endless hours hating our military members, yet remain complacent as our political "leaders" continue to abuse the very rights our military fights to protect.
PEOPLE SAY THAT THEY WANT THE WAR TO STOP, BUT THEY DIRECT THEIR HATE AT OUR MILITARY HEROES AND CONTINUE TO RE-ELECT THE POLITICIANS THAT KEEP THE WAR GOING. What the hell is wrong with that picture?
Originally posted by Tripple_Helix
Very well said.
Somehow, I don't think it will hit home though... It make me sad to see that there are people who agree with these kinds of actions.
But, what can one actually do to stop this war and retract the troops? I think a key point is that everyone needs to be on the same page.
[edit on 14-8-2010 by Tripple_Helix]
After 15 years since Heaven & Earth, why another Vietnam movie? Why now? Why now? Because of Iraq. That's a major reason. I had no intention of making a fourth Vietnam movie at all. But this last year — you know my feelings about the Iraq war of course — I think the time has unfortunately come back around to remember events like My Lai. Read more: www.time.com...
yeah what a great keggar it was!! my favorite part is when my friend got shot in the face!...
Originally posted by Shrukin89
Everybody should quit serving in the military. We have enough police dogs as it is over here and over there. Let their government deal with their own issues, we have no business in being in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Iran. We didn't get invited, we barged our way in. With some trillions of dollars later, we'll throw in a big party with lots of beer, women, and nuts!! And we'll shoot our AK-47's aimlessly, while dancing around a fire listening to Lady Gaga. Text
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by vanhippi
Most people are aware Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons on the Kurds, Iraqi political prisoners, Iraqi prisoners, Iranian POWS and also Saddam used them throughout their 10 years war with Iran which killed 10 million people.
Good enough for you?