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  •  Sorry (6+ / 0-)

    but being willing to put on the uniform of our country, go into a war zone and risk getting blown to bits is a hero in my book.

    I think this diarist makes a mistake that used to be common on the left: he/she conflates having a problem with the policy with having a problem with the people who carry out the policy.

    Object all you want to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But don't take out your anger about the policy with the men and women who put their lives on the line to carry out the problem. It isn't their decision.

    •  Remember Vietnam? (2+ / 0-)
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      Soldiers were spit on, excoriated for doing what they were DRAFTED to do.

      Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

      by Smoh on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 05:17:40 PM PDT

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      •  The spit on stuff (2+ / 0-)
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        was mostly fabricated pro-war propaganda. This was meant to demonize the opposition to war. I never saw it, or heard about anyone who saw it.

        The Korean and the Vietnam wars were not popular at home because they were not big victories similar to WW II. Demonizing those who protest wars is practiced today in some of the comments that do not like the anti-war contents of this diary.

        Some on dKos think that peace activists and pacifists are undesirables.

        War is costly. Peace is priceless!

        by frostbite on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 07:12:26 PM PDT

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        •  same here I never saw it happen to Vietnam vets, (0+ / 0-)

          or ever know anyone that saw returning vets being spit on. It was (and remains) pro-war bullshit.
          These were friends and family that weren't coming home in body bags and people were happy to see them alive. This includes the anti war protesters where they often took leading roles in protests and helped with the credibility of protests against the lies about the war.

          Btw my Uncle was in 'the forgotten war' Korea and altho I was pretty young when he returned I can remember my grandparents happiness over him returning alive. It took him a long time to get over that war enuf to where he didn't bunch his pillow up at nite  to the shape of a helmet and wouldn't jerk upright in bed at the slightest sound in the house.

          As far as I go I was against the Vietnam war, joined protests around the Country (staying in one place could get you busted and facing prison or 'Nam) and refused to be drafted.
           Someone I know posted a picture that was 'a tribute to our military heroes' on my facebook wall and it said 'not everyone in the sixties wore those hippy peace beads'. 'Too bad' is what I wrote.

          without the ants the rainforest dies

          by aliasalias on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 12:00:22 PM PDT

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