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    There is no way to consider anyone's death in war acceptable or "good"--on either side.

    When our son went to Iraq the first time I was concerned that he would have to hurt or kill someone.  I just missed being old enough to wind up in Viet Nam, but I saw what that experience did to my older friends and relatives who were there.  No one wants their loved one lost in a war, whether it is from their own physical death or the death of the spirit that comes from taking the life of another human being.

    I wasn't pleased to see the way his first tour of duty affected him.  The relatively innocent 18-year old we sent off to basic training returned as a cynical, bitter 20-year old.  I never had the guts to ask him "the question" while he was home.  Part of it is my own denial that it could happen.  I can tell you that my prayers are for his safety and for him to never have to harm another human being.

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that has." Margaret Mead

    by BigOkie on Fri Mar 19, 2004 at 11:02:38 AM PST

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