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Date Posted: 12:32:15 02/26/07 Mon
Author: Jay
Subject: I dunno . . .
In reply to: Deborah 's message, "What can I say, Cricket..." on 01:37:22 02/25/07 Sun

I have lots of family members who have or are serving in Iraq and I don't feel that way. My family is big on the Air Force and I've had some pretty gruesome battles with them about this war. Everyone knows I've been against it from the beginning. I have kind feelings towards my kin who are serving, but I have strong feelings against what it is they think they are doing. And for that, I've been called a number of different names.

I don't know how many of these videos are real and how many are faked. I don't know how many people it represents. Does it really matter? I would be interested in knowing if those who we see in these videos have been brought to justice. Even the guys who were taunting the little Iraqi boys with the bottled water made my heart hurt. Nobody was killed or maimed, but just the sheer unkindness of that was heart wrenching to watch.

I'm sure there are a lot of good people in the service. Perhaps the majority are serving with integrity. I believe that there are a lot of good, LDS (and non-LDS) people who are serving with the best of intentions and that God will judge them accordingly. That isn't the issue with me at all. But the atrocities of a even a few are too many and the fact that it's all based on an illegal war in the first place makes it all that much worse.

Assuming that the videos are genuine, I think it serves well to let the American people know what kinds of things are going on in Iraq. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Rush Lamebaugh says that it's impossible to support the troops and demand their withdrawal from Iraq. On the contrary, I think it's more supportive to want to remove them from harms way and to get them out of an illegal, immoral war, than it is to send them more reinforcements to continue doing what it is they shouldn't be doing in the first place. If this war were about defending our freedoms, I would feel differently, but it isn't. And it's time for Bush's ugly little experiment to come to an end and for him, Cheney and all their warmonger cronies answer for their crimes. You might all hate me for saying this, and I say it with all soberness, but I think that Bush should swing from the same rope as Hussein did (assuming that he did).


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