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  •  Look, this is a complex moral issue (4.00)
    But it goes deeper than these specific soldiers.

    The people who sent them to this war NEEDLESSLY are directly to blame for this. Those fucking bastards in the White House do not know or CARE what war does to people. THIS is what war does to people. It does it to Americans, Russians, Chechnyans, French, Algerians... this is what war fucking does.

    And that is why war should barely ever happen.

    Are American soldiers basically noble? I dunno. Perhaps they are as individuals. But what they did in Vietnam, Cambodia, and what they're doing in Iraq is REPREHENSIBLE. THey are at the service of a dark power structure with no moral decency at all. And nothing good can come of it.

    The right is killing America

    by grushka on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 05:57:08 PM PST

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    •  Agreed on the soullessness of those in charge (none)
      And the horrible things that war causes, and makes possible. As shown in Iraq, and Viet Nam and Cambodia before that.

      So I'm totally in agreement with you.

      I'm just disagreeing with a painting of all soldiers as heartless scum. These soldiers bear responsibility for their own actions - but it's not because they're soldiers that they're doing this.

      It's because these soldiers in particular aren't challenging the orders, policies and environment determined by those above them - and those above them don't care.

      "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton

      by jbeach on Tue Feb 14, 2006 at 06:08:54 PM PST

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