With No Real Measureable Goal, Fort Hood Families Watch their Loved Ones Leave Again

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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9359799

    When will the Commander in Chief set a measureable goal for Iraq?
     
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    well on the side of the military. I want to make clear this point: A soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman and Coastie joined the US Armed forces first and family second and that is a fact. I was forward deployed for over 5 years and the longest I could stay inport was 4 months unless we were on the blocks in dry dock. We'd do a 6 month cruise and turn around in less than 4 months. Talk about family stress. And keep this in mind it was during the cold war so we don't need to bite the media bait here on a situation that is part of being in the Armed Forces.
    Yeah it is a bummer to leave home for deployment and it isn't always condusive to the moral but those ar internal issues and must be dealt with very swiftly or they can get iced in the field.
     
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    that is like leaving your house unlocked and telling everyone that you have all these valuable things just asking to be robbed. Now I don't like the way things are going over in Iraq anymore than the soldier or marine or civilian does. But giving a known time frame would not be good for historys sake (refer to JFK and his support for the vietnam war for leaving before the job was done-democrats chalk that up to failure) since we would be cutting and running.
     

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