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  •  She was doing her duty. (13+ / 0-)

    While it's true that Iraq in particular, and Afghanistan post-Tora Bora were political decisions rather than "good" or "just" wars, the simple fact is that tens of thousands of Americans did their duty for their country in being there. Thousands of them have died, and thousands more of them were hurt, many grievously and for life, but in the end it was all about Duty.

    Were Duckworth and all those hundreds of thousands of others fighting for their country?  Yes, they were.  Because their country, rightly or wrongly, asked them to do so.  And they did, all of them.

    "The President is trying to make it tough on members of Congress. It's just sick." -- John Boehner (R-WATB)

    by OldSoldier99 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:20:26 AM PST

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    •  I never implied that she wasn't donig her duty. (6+ / 0-)

      Nor did I wish to.  Likewise I have no wish to denigrate her patriotism or that of anyone else who fought in Iraq.

      But the idea that those who fought in Iraq did so for my freedom or for the freedom of any other American is not supported by the facts of the case.  It is in fact logically identical to the claim that the Iraq War was justified on the grounds that Iraq presented the United States with a material threat to its security and to the liberties of its citizens.

      Such a claim will not stand scrutiny.  Furthermore, alll wars and claims concerning them should be subject to intense scrutiny.

      Ceterum censeo Factionem Republicanam esse delendam.

      by journeyman on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:53:55 AM PST

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