'Supporting the troops'?

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    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts20041118.shtml
     
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    "The rules of war, the Geneva Convention, do not protect soldiers who are not wearing their own country's uniforms. To get the protection of rules, you have to play by the rules.

    Terrorists are not enemy soldiers covered by the rules of war. Nor should they be. They observe no rules."


    Amen. These are human cockroaches and deserve no better treatment. Actually, they deserve worse. A cockroach can't help what it is.

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    What a great article. It makes all the points that should be made. How can anyone bring the Geneva Convention into fighting terrorists? If we play by those rules,we will loose.
     
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    There is a point to be made about the uniform's It's true. There is also a point to be made That Your here in the United States, But you could have just as easily have been born wherever including in a country that encourages
    the veiw that the united states is "EVIL" and it is a gloryes thing to go and fight aginst it, The point being that that Terrorest could just as easily be you!
    And we come back to the question of the value of human life and is our country something special in the veiw of it, I was told we were as a kid I would kind of like to keep that opinion.
     
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    dump----all humans are punished for taking anothers life.
     
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    I don't think so. I think that people are punished for taking innocent life. I don't believe that you are punished for taking the life out of evil doers intend on killing those innocents. If what you say is true, then if you killed someone who was about to kill another person, you would be the one punished? After all, the person you killed didn't kill the other person because you stopped them. That just doesn't make sense.
     
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    Soldiers who have killed enemy soldiers suffer from doing so. Some to the point of insanity and suicide. Our troops sacrifice more than their lives when they go to war for the protection of the ones "at home". They kill so that we do not have to make a "kill or be killed" choice and I am truly in their debt.
     
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    I don't know about where you live, but around here, everyone has one of those magnetic yellow ribbons that read "Support The Troops" on their cars, SUVs etc. What kills me is that some have them next to their Kerry-Edwards stickers or "Bush lied, people died" stickers.

    So what is my take on this? A lot of this "support the troops" bit is just a line of BS. These people are just saying it because that is what the liberal talking heads on the networks, CNN, MSNBC, NPR and Oprah etc and their liberal friends are all saying, that's what is popular right now, that's the freaking party line in their social circle. So that's what they had better say ... or else they might not get asked to play tennis at the Country Club. These people just want to look good in front of the rest of us and act sanctimonious ("see I support the troops, so it gives me license to bad mouth the war in Iraq") in front of their friends.

    Give them a few months, the yellow ribbons will be gone and they'll be off on something else. Maybe they'll be beefing about privitizing Social Security. I gotta say, if diamonds are a girl's best friend, then bitching about something is a liberal's. I swear, you'd think that these freakin' liberals are going into sexual ecstasy bitching about Iraq, the environment, evil corporations and what not the way they're doing it all the time. Probably before an anti-Bush rally, libs take Viagra just to ensure that they'll get the most pleasure out of the experience.Liberals have raised depression and angst from mere nuisances to an art form.

    Frankly, these people couldn't care less, many of them don't even understand why we're fighting in the first place. If you explained it to them, the one brain cell they have left (after dropping acid during the 60s, smoking pot during the 70s, snorting coke during the 80s, or doing ecstacy during the 90s), would just go into over load and short out. To them, if the war in Iraq isn't over in 1/2 hour to an hour (including commercials), then something is definitely wrong (after all that's how long all the problems on Baywatch take to get solved!)

    To paraphrase an old joke.....Q: What do you call a liberal with an IQ of 150? A: A small city.
     
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    To characterize liberals as people who do drugs, aren't up on current events, are depressed, are whiners, etc. is prejudice and a huge generalization. I know its fashionable on this board to criticize liberals for "Bush-bashing" and then to bash liberals in the same breath, but come on, step back and look at the big picture. We're not all that different. And if everyone were a little nice to one another, a hell of a lot more could be accomplished, and a hell of a lot of headaches could be avoided.

    And when you say liberals are either false in their support for their troops or fickle in their support, you're also generalizing and being prejudice. And I take offense. I'm a liberal, am I not a supporter of the troops? Well, I am. I was against pre-emptive war, and I think the manner in which we went to war was misguided and ultimately the wrong decision. But look, we're in Iraq, so I want the troops to kill every last insurgent, terrorist, whatever the hell you want to call someone disrupting the path to democracy. I want them to do it efficiently and to stay as much as possible out of harms way. I want the Red Cross, HRW, the press, and the arm-chair theorizers to stay out of their way and not to tie one arm behind their backs. I want them to come home ASAP, but not before the job is done.
     
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    That highlighted part is liberal code for do it our way or we will bitch and moan and sue to get our way eventually.


    I have NEVER seen a liberal send care packages to our troops and I have NEVER seen a liberal die for their beliefs nor thank someone else for saving their ass!
     

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