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View Diary: Live Blog right now 5/11 8pm e.s.t. w/ Doug Denneny (D VA 11th) Congressional Candidate (35 comments)

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  •  Very Good Luck Doug (1+ / 0-)
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    My husband is a iraqi veteran as well.  Bless you and your family.

    by GlowNZ on Sun May 11, 2008 at 05:44:07 PM PDT

    •  I should say here that he (1+ / 0-)
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      never particpated directly in the fighting.  He was in the air force and he was fixing the spy planes.  Now he  has a hard time with his conscience about having to partipate in an illegal war.

      by GlowNZ on Sun May 11, 2008 at 05:47:08 PM PDT

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      •  I think your husband knows that (4+ / 0-)

        he followed his orders, and they were lawful orders.
        What was unlawful was the conduct of the Bush administration and their cherry picking of the intelligence.

        One of the reasons that I'm running is so that I can prevent another unlawful war, that I can be the person asking the tough military questions so that your husband and others aren't put in that position again.

        All my best to him. - Doug

        •  Civilian leadership of the military is paramount (0+ / 0-)

          We should hold our civilian leaders accountable for their errors in judgment when going to war.

          Our military deserves nothing but commendation for following their lawful orders.  A military that exercises "independent judgment" is more of a threat to democracy than even a stupid war like Bush's.

          (Sorry, just throwing my opinion in here.)

          WARNING: There is a high probability that the preceding comment is snark. Use your best judgment (hopefully better than Sen. Clinton's or Sen. McCain's).

          by Anarchofascist on Sun May 11, 2008 at 05:56:38 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you GlowNZ (0+ / 0-)

      and your blessings are well received.
      Thank you to you and your family for your service. - Doug

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