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    <center><h1><a href=http://motherjones.com/news/feature/2004/03/03_100-8.html>The Price of War</a></h1></center>

    <center><b>And these are but a few of those who have paid the price for Bush's war.</b></center>
     
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    Would you like a link to the hundreds of thousands killed by Saddam and his regime? Would you like a link to those killed on 9/11? Would you like a link to all of those killed at the hands of Al Qaeda?

    Get real, troll.
     
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    quit crying, they knew there was a posibility of going to war when they joined. im pretty sure everyone knows what the Armed Services are for.
     
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    Yes but if you actually read your link those paying "The price of War" aren't on your side, really.

    A double amputee: "The reasons for going to war were bogus, but we were right to go in there. Saddam was a bad guy."

    Why also is the personal dig on Private Jessica Lynch necessary over the alleged "heroism conspiracy"?

    “Private Jessica Lynch is the most recent in a long line of soldiers throughout history to dismiss the word."

    Can't we leave the poor girl out of this?

    You can say the media is responsible for the actual hype over her rescue, and in particular the rape, shooting, and overall abuse is based on one single report in the Washington Post attributed to yet unexplained “intelligence sources”.

    But since the only official government report remotely linked to Bush refuted all this it's not Bush who's lying, is it?

    But you go after Lynch? WTF?

    http://www.washtimes.com/national/20030709-121049-4754r.htm

    And the hell if Lynch has any part of this. I'm wondering if you've ever spent five minutes sourcing your facts. Why is the trauma of this teenager an issue anyway? If she wasn't raped after all well I guess she's a coward?

    If Jimmy thinks your a troll then how did you spoof your status?
     
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    It's bullshit to say that about Lynch. It wasn't her fault that the media latched on to this. It's not like she told them to do that.
     
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    I have no idea what your point is on this post. In all times, there are some who are heroic and some who are not. There are some who mean the word in the spirit of appreciation and some who don't understand that intent.

    There will be casualties every day of human existence. Today's are mostly from terror, violence and war. None is any more or less tragic than the other.

    People die- that's the only true fact of life out there.
     
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    Moi,

    You nailed it. What do you think, would her heroism be an issue if she'd been vocally anti-war after rescue?
     
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    Did you bother to read the article? Most of the people interviewed said that they were right to go into Iraq, or that they'd do it all over again. This is the overwhelming view of those in the military - whom I served with until about a year ago, and whom I still work with daily. Soldiers understand that it is their job to fight when the time comes.
     
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    People don't join the military thinking thy'll never see combat. That is the job of the Army to enforce american will. A soldier who joins up and thinks that war is wrong should have never joined up in the first place. The only way this argument works is during the Draft. That is the only time civilinas are forced into service. We have a voulentary Army. If you don't want to die or get shot at don't join the Army, It would be like getting a job and McDonald's and expecting no to flip a hamburger while you worked there.
     
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