No parade for Iraq vets

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Should we throw them a parade?

  1. No, we should wait and honor all of them when it's all over.

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  2. Yes. Only a douche bag would wait and let their struggle be forgotten.

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  3. The Iraq war is over?

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  1. Two Thumbs
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    New York City Mayor Bloomberg Says No Parade For Iraq Vets | Fox News

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there will be no city parade for Iraq War veterans in the foreseeable future because of objections voiced by military officials.
    The mayor said on his Friday appearance on WOR Radio officials in Washington "think a parade would be premature while we still have so many troops in harm's way around the world."
    Bloomberg says Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey and other Army officials "made it clear" to the city "they do not think a parade is appropriate now."
    A Pentagon spokesman in December said the nation's largest city had yet to make a formal proposal for a parade. He said officials were grateful communities were finding ways to recognize the sacrifices of troops and their families.




    It's a separate war, give them a parade.
     
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    Not according to those who got us into it. They deserve it, but I see the military's point, another "Mission Accomplished" fiasco could put the troops in Afghanistan in jeopardy.
     
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    I agree with the military here.

    The time to have the welcome back parade is when the troops are all back.

    Then by all means cover them in confetti and whatnot.
     
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    Why didn't your poll give people the option to respond: "I agree with the military leadership's view on this issue"?
     
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    That would be "No", we wait and honor all of them.
     
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    Actually, they said it would not be appropriate when we have troops in harms way. Don't we always have troops in harms way? Isn't that the point of troops?
     
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    Screw the parade!

    Instead give them all 100% disability pay plus full benefits for their families. Let them get on with their lives that was rudely taken away.

    Don't question their exposure to Depleted Uranium either as was done to so many Nam vets about "agent orange".
     
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    Actually, they said it would not be appropriate when we have troops in harms way. you're splitting hairs Don't we always have troops in harms way? No, of course not.Isn't that the point of troops? No. The point is to be able to defend ourselves, not send them off to fight just cuz we can.
     
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    Are you being funny?
     
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    I keep waiting for "American Appreciation Day" in Iraq. Republicans promised the Iraqi's would thank us. That they love their "freedom". I especially don't hear a word from the women who live in Iraq. Why is that?

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    And Republicans say Obama breaks his promises. Well, if they lied about this, what else do they lie about?
     

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