kvining - 9/20/2004 8:03 AM
Jake - 9/20/2004 8:48 AM
kvining - 9/20/2004 1:06 AM
I tried to google this up on the web and on Counterpunch, and found nothing - can you post a link to this article?
contents in part of above link...
What is your response to the recent evidence that this war was waged on the basis of "misinformation"?
I wanted to rip the president's head off. Curse him, yell at him, call him a self righteous bastard and a lot of other words. I think if I had him in front of me I would shoot him in the groined area. Let him suffer. And just continue shooting him there. Put him through misery, like he's doing to everyone else. He doesn't deserve any better
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I don't know why a mother's reaction to losing a son in what she, and many of us, consider a stupendous waste, is so surprising to you. I would not expect her to act any different. I guess you are insinuating she is an assassin or some sort of low character. She is a mother who has lost her son. In fact, she's just another person whose soul has been ripped out by war, and unjust, unnecessary, illegal war. I don't blame her. I hope everyone on the forum reads the article refered to in Jake's link. I think is shows the utterly stupity and waste of this war better than I ever could.
I dont think that she is an assassin: I think that she is a mother who is anguished over the death of her son. Subsequently, when she makes a statement such as above (which by the way is against federal law, no matter what president is in office), she should be kept away from places where she could act out her comments.
My problem with the lady is that she makes political hay with her son's death. Like it or not, he was a member of the Army, an officer. He went through officer training just like the hundreds of thousands before him. He knew what he was getting into and he knew the risks involved. He was trained to be a leader. I am very sorry that he died, and died so soon after arriving in country. However wars are not safe environments for the participants. We have lost over a thousand in the time we have been in Iraq and each life counts for something. The sacrifice of each soldier is to be remembered, they are what keeps our country free. Let us put the number in perspective though: We lost more men than this in one TRAINING exercise for D-Day. The British lost 20,000 men in the Battle of The Somme IN ONE DAY. This does not lessen the sacrifice of our dead in Iraq, but we are not bleeding out a generation either. Everyone there is a volunteer and is such a professional aware of the possible conseqences of service. Be you Active service, Reserves or National Guard, you know that from the minute you raise your hand and swear to uphold and defend the Constitution from "All enemies, foreign and domestic", you may give your life doing so. No one wants to die, but it is a fact of service. I saw my share of death during my 20 years, but was fortunate enough to come through unscathed. However, I assure you, if I had died NO ONE in my family would be claiming to the media that I did not know what I was taking the risk of doing.