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I don't feel much about it at all as a matter of fact, but I will refer to the old comedy skit and call it "Truly Baaad Cinema".
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...trolling again?
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Hush! You'll skeer-em away. Now sit still or I'm taking back to the landing.
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I think what appeals to me the most is that I know it will irritate the shit out of some people. People who make emotional appeals on their side of the issue are probably especially susceptible to emotionality.

Though I am unswayed by sentimental arguments, do I like the sentimentality of it. I like that it celebrates feeling good and proud of our military, a feeling in my own case for which I will never apologize.

What is it exactly that you don't like about it?

Do you think it is wrong for people to see our soldiers through a sentimental eye?

Should we not see pictures of our soldiers in warm relations with ordinary Iraqis?

Is it all a lie? How do you know what the lie is?

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Like I said, it is not irritating at all. If you bother to pay attention it is depressing. What a waste. Jim
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I think what appeals to me the most is that I know it will irritate the shit out of some people. People who make emotional appeals on their side of the issue are probably especially susceptible to emotionality.

Though I am unswayed by sentimental arguments, do I like the sentimentality of it. I like that it celebrates feeling good and proud of our military, a feeling in my own case for which I will never apologize.

What is it exactly that you don't like about it?

Do you think it is wrong for people to see our soldiers through a sentimental eye?

Should we not see pictures of our soldiers in warm relations with ordinary Iraqis?

Is it all a lie? How do you know what the lie is?

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You deny your own emotions. The reason you have a psychological need to see our soldiers making happy with the Iraqis is to assuage your guilt over the tens of thousands of innocent women and children they killed.

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Hush! You'll skeer-em away. Now sit still or I'm taking back to the landing.
Small fry and catch & release trash fish so far. They fight pretty good but not much interested in taking them home.

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Bot, you have been much more accomplished as an irritant in the past. I'd say your fourth or fifth time posting the same link makes you boring. Jim
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Bot,

Did I oversimplify your statements about WMD and the lying by the Bush administration and GW himself on the subject being meaningless because you thought the oil grab was worth it? If you don't mean that try reading some of your past posts. Sure sounded like that, clothed, of course, in some dripping all Amerikan apple pie ooze about freedom here and there.

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Bot, you have been much more accomplished as an irritant in the past. I'd say your fourth or fifth time posting the same link makes you boring. Jim
I second that motion.

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I don't feel much about it at all as a matter of fact, but I will refer to the old comedy skit and call it "Truly Baaad Cinema".
Are you talking about F/911
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