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Drew Orleans
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Do you believe anyone else should have been included in the "To" portion?

If so, who?






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Rex
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I think he is right on but I don't feel badly for him since everything he did was his choice,


Bull shite. It was his choice to DEFEND this country, not to be used in something that had nothing to do with defense.






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Ice Cream Sammich
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I joined the Army because our country had been attacked

Presumably to serve your country?

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I did not join the Army to “liberate” Iraqis or to shut down mythical weapons-of-mass-destruction facilities or to implant what you cynically called “democracy” in Baghdad and the Middle East.

Serving your country takes on many different forms. Nobody made you sign your life away.

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did not join the Army to rebuild Iraq

Nope, but your Commander in Chief told you to do so. You knew very well that you had to listen to him before you joined.

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I especially did not join the Army

I am getting tired of his whining at this point.

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Your positions of authority, your millions of dollars of personal wealth, your public relations consultants, your privilege and your power cannot mask the hollowness of your character.

Welcome to politics. Wasn't Bush the President of The United States of America?

I am tired of picking this apart. There is lots more that is equally ridiculous but this should suffice.









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Rex
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Do you believe anyone else should have been included in the "To" portion?

No. It was Bush and Cheney's war. Nobody else started the war.






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McLemore
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tl;dr





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Drew Orleans
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re: Dying vet writes scathing letter to George Bush and Dick Cheney


No one else voted for it, continued it, perpetuated it?





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Ice Cream Sammich
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You funny.






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Toddy
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re: Dying vet writes scathing letter to George Bush and Dick Cheney


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tl;dr



your loss






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Springfield XD
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No. It was Bush and Cheney's war.


And Hillary's, and John Kerry's.






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Ice Cream Sammich
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You didnt miss anything. Go listen to a bunch of teenage girls cry about their day, its more entertaining and makes more sense.





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RollTide1987
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It was his choice to DEFEND this country, not to be used in something that had nothing to do with defense.


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"I, Tomas Young, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."


He swore an oath to defend his country and to obey the orders of those appointed over him. It was his choice. I have sworn the same oath.




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Ice Cream Sammich
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Get those facts out of here. They dont belong in a CT and Rex thread.





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LSURussian
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Did colin write you a letter before he killed himself asking why didn't you help him when he was begging for help?





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Toddy
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"I, Tomas Young, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."



Problem is Iraq hadn't done jack shite to us. That's why he's so bitter. Being sent to attack a country we had no business invading.






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lsu_tiger_az
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No, he didn't. Nobody signs up to fight in bull shite wars.



Really? Can you point out the differences between Vietnam and Iraq? Who's leadership got us in to that war?







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DvlsAdvocat
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Sorry you were a sucker kid.
Skeptical old cynics like me know that its the blood of young idealists like you that oil the machine of state.
Sorry you were lied to and didn't have enough skepticism to look into what you were being told. Sorry you didn't know the history that brought those towers down.

But yeah, thanks for your service...'Merica...blah blah blah.






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RollTide1987
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Problem is Iraq hadn't done jack to us. That's why he's so bitter. Being sent to attack a country we had no business invading.


Does it matter? He was given an order, approved by Congress, from the President of the United States and his superior officers. He signed up to fight but didn't have any say on where he'd be fighting.







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Toddy
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Really? Can you point out the differences between Vietnam and Iraq? Who's leadership got us in to that war?



Vietnam was a bull shite war just like Iraq. Pretty sure just about everyone agrees on this.






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boosiebadazz
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Damn. Brutal honesty





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Rex
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Serving your country takes on many different forms.

I agree with you on that point... military engagements are political decisions to be made by our leaders, not by individual service men. If freeing Iraqis is in our national self-interest then that's what he should do without complaint. HOWEVER, the war wasn't sold on that basis. We owe the men and women who volunteer for service that what they're asked to do is at least legitimate, especially when it comes to warfare. He was abused even though his letter is somewhat inappropriate.






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