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  •  Soldiers just like this guy... (6+ / 0-)

    ...including this guy, put their lives on the line and get maimed and killed just so people like that can be safe, cozy and free to boo this soldier.  

    Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" was one of the last great melodies in music history before all possible good melodies apparently got exhausted in the late 80s.

    by dov12348 on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 06:43:00 PM PDT

    •  Sorry But... (2+ / 0-)
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      blueoasis, The Dead Man

      When was the last time American soldiers were deployed in combat where the result actually unambiguously made us safer or protected our freedom? Or even unambiguously in America's as opposed to the plutocracy's interest? Seriously.  They are often brave and they generally have no control over the mission they are tasked with so can't be criticized for that, but let's not lose touch with reality.

      I completely respect their bravery and the danger of their jobs but let's not move to some alternate reality where their sacrifices are magically assumed to have been done in our interests.  Sometimes- and lately this is more often than not the case I would assert- their sacrifices are tragically done in missions that make us less safe and counter to our own national interests.  That is of course not the soldiers' fault but the fault of the people who send them into harm's way for bad reasons, which is among the worst and most cynically evil things politicians- and the citizens who support them- can do.

      Advisors for President-Elect Barack Obama feared the new administration would face a coup if it prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a new report out this morning.

      by Kurt Sperry on Mon Sep 26, 2011 at 08:57:25 PM PDT

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