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  •  How does (0+ / 0-)

    ANY president have a shot of whiskey without congress buying and paying for it?

    Bush was on a dry drunk for 8 years, and congress kept buying him the next round.

    My 23 year old son is deployed into the belly of the beast in Afghan.  If congress stops funding this war this instant, you surely don't think this imperils our troops, do you?  More funding just buys more boards and nails to crucify our troops.  People have trouble getting this.  It's hard to fool military families, though.

    A few give much, a few give all, and most Americans give....NOTHING! ~~~ Support our troops - Bring them home

    by Hound Dog on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:20:17 AM PDT

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    •  Is this what your son says? (0+ / 0-)

      Because driving convoys in Afghanistan with no support leads to safety from IEDs?  Did you know those guys and girls drive around right now largely without the detection equipment that they need or enough manpower to use it?  My spouse is inside the wire this go around, but I think about those soldiers with their ass hanging out there every single day.  And if the President says we stay we stay and if he says we go then we go and that is it!!!!

      "People die. Strategies fail. Blame is laid. And we, as a nation, are made to look like assholes." - Brandon Friedman

      by Militarytracy on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:27:11 AM PDT

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      •  I find it hard to believe that you have a son (0+ / 0-)

        there right now.  Sorry, but I do

        "People die. Strategies fail. Blame is laid. And we, as a nation, are made to look like assholes." - Brandon Friedman

        by Militarytracy on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:29:09 AM PDT

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        •  And you may (0+ / 0-)

          go straight to hell for that.

          A few give much, a few give all, and most Americans give....NOTHING! ~~~ Support our troops - Bring them home

          by Hound Dog on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:32:14 AM PDT

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          •  After all these years of America at war (0+ / 0-)

            Don't worry, I already am.  One horrible administration started all this, but this one is not stepping up the plate in any way, shape, or form.

            "People die. Strategies fail. Blame is laid. And we, as a nation, are made to look like assholes." - Brandon Friedman

            by Militarytracy on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:34:50 AM PDT

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      •  You can (0+ / 0-)

        hide your head in the sand if you want, here, but I'm surprised.  These deployments have never been about giving our troops what they need. And with the trillions being spent, if they don't have what they need, spending trillions more ain't gonna get it either, m'dear.

        What they need is to come home.  My son is worn out with the Wars Of The Military Industrial Complex, and has nothing but contempt for the cornerstones of the same.

        A few give much, a few give all, and most Americans give....NOTHING! ~~~ Support our troops - Bring them home

        by Hound Dog on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:31:45 AM PDT

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        •  Then he can get out (0+ / 0-)

          They are allowing anybody to get out who really wants to.  If he is worn out, all he has to do is say so....they believe our soldiers now when they say they are spent.  To not do so only leads to more death and insanity in the field.

          "People die. Strategies fail. Blame is laid. And we, as a nation, are made to look like assholes." - Brandon Friedman

          by Militarytracy on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 09:40:50 AM PDT

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          •  bullshit (0+ / 0-)

            They are allowing anybody to get out who really wants to.

            A few give much, a few give all, and most Americans give....NOTHING! ~~~ Support our troops - Bring them home

            by Hound Dog on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 11:56:51 AM PDT

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            •  Whatever (0+ / 0-)

              Change of administration changes everything in military policy but whatever.

              "People die. Strategies fail. Blame is laid. And we, as a nation, are made to look like assholes." - Brandon Friedman

              by Militarytracy on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 12:16:49 PM PDT

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              •  fiddlesticks. (0+ / 0-)

                A few give much, a few give all, and most Americans give....NOTHING! ~~~ Support our troops - Bring them home

                by Hound Dog on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 12:18:27 PM PDT

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              •  For the record (0+ / 0-)

                Bragg was going to pull my spouse from his upcoming deployment within days of his leaving because they felt he had too many family stresses to deploy.  He had to make his case that the family could handle it.  But you obviously know more than I do.

                "People die. Strategies fail. Blame is laid. And we, as a nation, are made to look like assholes." - Brandon Friedman

                by Militarytracy on Sat Oct 24, 2009 at 12:19:08 PM PDT

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