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  •  Hell hath no fury, no greed, like military might. (3+ / 1-)
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    The military are there to kill and destroy.  That is what they are trained to do and that is what they are paid to do. So why do we expect more from them, why do we keep expecting justice and honer from this establishment?

    ...how come I can't tell the free world from a living hell? Ray Lamontagne

    by weltshmertz on Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 10:54:52 AM PDT

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    •  This is true... anyone see the doc (1+ / 0-)
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      called The Ground Truth? Afghanistan and Iraq war vets talking about the way they are trained to kill, kill kill kill, and how they are expected, told, even, to kill indiscriminately to save their own skins, man, woman or child in their sights- all are in danger... And talking about what they do with this ugly business, what it does to them when they come home, often maimed physically and psychically -  no one talks about this, any of this, in all the honor thy soldiers ceremonies and speeches...

      Recently caught it on Sundance - a channel/institution that really does serve our country well, in many ways.

      Should a "progressive" Dem blog dwell in the safe zones of a tame party, or should it drive a tame party to break out?

      by NYCee on Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 01:38:14 PM PDT

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    •  they exhist to kill our enemies and (0+ / 0-)

      destroy their ability to hurt the USA.

      problem lies in the fact that we don't have enemies in Afghanistan or Iraq or anywhere else.... all we have is some criminals who want to hurt the USA, and they are pretty much like the domestic criminals who want to hurt the USA.

      Bombing Afghanistan makes as much sense as bombing Murphy NC to get Eric Rudolph.

      The occupation of Iraq will not be disrupted. - Chris Hedges 3/2/09

      by dancewater on Fri Jul 24, 2009 at 03:36:40 PM PDT

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    •  I have far too many (0+ / 0-)

      relatives and friends who have served honorably in the military, combat included, to let this ill-conceived and vastly unfair generalization slide by.  Enjoy your donut.

      •  I served in the air force and I'm reporting (0+ / 0-)

        what I saw.  Sorry if the truth does not fit in with your mom and apple pie dream view of the military. The "honor" part is just window dressing just like the pretty uniforms, the ribbons and the medals, to distract us from the extreme violence, the furry, and yes the greed.  The difference between say chess and the real real world military is that the gun dealers are the kings and queens and the pawns are the "honorable" soldiers served up as cannon fodder.

        ...how come I can't tell the free world from a living hell? Ray Lamontagne

        by weltshmertz on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 08:50:10 AM PDT

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