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  •  How many people here would kill themselves (0+ / 0-)

    because they see bad things other people are doing?

    Oh my god, that's atrocious. Heinous! Evil! You sick bastards! Please continue while I go kill myself.

    Yeah, um... right, okay, sure. That's how it goes.

    •  I'd (0+ / 0-)

      kill the people doing the bad things.  I sure in the hell wouldn't kill myself.

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      by jre2k8 on Wed Apr 02, 2008 at 08:40:12 AM PDT

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    •  More complicated....he was caught up in helping (0+ / 0-)

      do those things. He obviously knew about it, and couldn't stop it. Given he had a high sense of ethical consciousness, and the terrible depression that is Iraq, suicide may have seemed the only honorable recourse.

      Resigning and going public would have been a more productive action, but he clearly wasn't thinking rationally.

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