Why our troops are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan

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    One in four Iraqis who was alive in March '03, is currently dead, displaced, maimed, or in prison.

    If this country had been invaded in '03 by some extraterrestrial superpower and 25% of your countrymen suffered the same fate as Iraqis today under the American occupation, would you drop a dime on your neighbors or help load the rockets?
     
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    enemy of my enemy is my friend
     
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    Best explanation I've heard recently for our invasion and occupation of Iraq:

    Oil.
    Israel.
    Logistics.

    Ray McGovern
    offered this assessment in an op-ed he wrote a few years ago, I believe.

    Can you guess which "letter" caused him the most grief?

    (It's NOT the O or L)
     
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    Banning over this may have been over the top. However, I'd be willing to guess that you did get wrnings before.

    But lets put that aside.

    What training do you have that gives you better insite than the professional soldiers with years and years of 1st hand know-how?
     
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    Oil; we didn't get any and the price didn't even go down, so that's not right.
    Israel; Iraq and Israel don't bother each other, so that's wrong.
    Logistics; On who?
     
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    What training do you have that gives you better insite than the professional soldiers with years and years of 1st hand know-how?

    Well, for one- I've trained freedom-loving innocent civilians to fight their own battles That's my son and two grandsons! If they got into a fight or even a verbal fight with classmates- I didn't run over to their school and fight their battles for them.

    Why don't you tell me about the training that your so-called "professional soldiers" received which taught them to disarm innocent foreigners on their streets. Having been in Vietnam- tell me about the training that taught soldiers (grown up men) to yell 4-letter words at little Vietnamese kids. How about the helicopter training which taught pilots to swoop down and scare innocent farmers into falling into their rice paddies!? Should I also mention shooting water-buffalo and beating up a rickshaw driver because he was too tired to give a 300 lb U.S. troop a ride !.

    Maybe you don't want to talk about that training or you never witnessed those kind of actions.

    Just tell us about the "professional" training and thinking behind the failure to get foreign civilians to fight their own bad guys!

    Mike
     
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    Its seems probable that the troops are dying so that some businesses and their political allies can become stinking rich. Would you let your son die or loose his legs for the sake of Haliburton executives and their political friends? :confused:
     
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    Maybe we should ask the troops over there why they are dying for a country full of cowards who refuse to fight their own bad guys.

    If someone was launching rockets from my backyard and killing innocent men women and children- I and my wife would put an end to it- quickly.
     
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    What if a foreign millitary was attacking your neighbourhood with tanks and thousands of troops and all you had was small arms, would you resist knowing you and your family will probably be wiped out? Just asking...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    because the hopes of a oppressed people depended on us for their liberation

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