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How'd that work out for "Scooter"?
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So you say soldiers with differing views are silent?
They are hardly silent! I've heard dozens of soldiers on legitmate news programs speaking out loudly in support of our efforts in Iraq! But the NYT refuses to print that!!

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Soldiers with differing points of view are well known and are only silent to the NYT, which is deaf to anything positive about Bush, Republicans, our military or the USA.
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Why don't you get on your scooter and scoot!

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Do you think the NYT supports the soldiers who support the war? Do you support the soldiers who support the war? Easy questions for those who claim to support the troops, no?
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So these soldiers are liars?
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The NYT should be reporting on the war and should, as they have in the past, be reporting what the present Administration is trying to hide. In the past they did this quite effectively, along with the rest of the press. The NYT is not in a position to "support the troops." They are a newspaper with an obligation to provide an extra effort to dig out the stuff the official sources are shielding. The official sources will always be covered because they are the "official" sources. If there are soldiers who want to write articles to support the official line, many of us, and likely the NYT, assume they will be covered by the official sources and therefore be carried in the NYT and other major publications. It is a formula for a free press acting as an agent for preserving our democracy that has worked remarkably well until 9-11.

US soldiers in Iraq deserve our support, regardless of their support for the Administration or lack thereof. Supporting the troops has nothing to do with supporting their presence in Iraq without an executable mission. The troops don't get to pick, or define or in any way select the mission. That falls on politicians who, in this case of our invasion of Iraq under false pretenses, have failed to exercise good judgement at every turn of the screw. It is fully understandable why they would like to have everyone get distracted with this "support the troops = support George Bush's continued bungling of running the country" as it gives the Bush Administration a shield to hide behind. It is up to people to put the time into examining the pattern of poor judgement followed by chanting of slogans and attacks on critics and questioning the patriotism of Americans who are not convinced - and deciding the tactics are not only revoltingly self serving, they are ripping America apart. Jim
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So these soldiers are liars?
You must have missed it. These soldiers are "soldiers" now. Jim
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These soldiers have a point of view. That point of view is different than other's points of view. The NYT prints onlt one point of view when it suits their agenda.

Do you support the troops who support the war? (2nd request)
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"It is a formula for a free press acting as an agent for preserving our democracy that has worked remarkably well until 9-11. "

A free press is expected to present all sides of issues in a fair and balanced manner. Any sensible adult can look at the history of the NYT and conclude it has a left wing bias..
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