2826 to date. George has doubled the death toll of 9/11. And you won't be leaving 'till the next democrat president. You do know that you are in or are going to Iraq to secure US industrial investments. "Freeing" the people is just needed to get the system to work for US benefit. 50 000 civilians have already been freed - of their lives. Well done (but that's got nothing to do with you, the bloody ragheads are shooting each other, yeah!).
What you fail to realize is I don't give a damn about the Iraqi citizenry. Will I blow them to bits if ordered? Probably not since it is an unlawful order and I don't need any nasty stains on my military record. However will I feel terrible if they die to collateral damage? Nope. Their philosophy is that they'll go to heaven if they die in holy war. So technically I'd be doing them a favor.
And so what if we are supposedly securing American industrial investments? I'm securing that which is America's then. Still doing some good for my nation's economy. Even if it is the big guys that are getting the cash.
Next up George Bush actually hsn't doubled the death toll. He hasn't actually killed a single person. Not only that, but congress agreed to go to war. Many of which were democrates. If anything the government on that level has given the order to go to war, which resulted in that many deaths. But if you want to get into numbers like that look back to Pearl Harbor.
How many men and women died there? Okay then now look at the Pacific campaign alone. How many more died than Pearl Harbor? A whole shit load more.
Then there was also WWI with the sinking of American civilian ships. How many more people died than those civilians getting "revenge" for them? Hell in the battle of the Somme some 1,900 people died a day. That battle alone ending with some 800,000 deaths.
People need to remember how nasty war can actually be and be thankful for the less than 1% of my generation that is willing to go and stop evil men from causing more harm to us economically and mortally. Mind you the majority of those men and women that volunteered and actually quite educated and could be doing things that make more money. But instead they'd rather do something worth while in their lives.
And as for Vietnam. That was a different war under different circumstances. Take note of the Soviets. Yeah that would have went really good if we just fought the war like we should have. But instead we had stupid politicians, who don't know how to fight wars, lead the damn thing. Not only that but idiots like Kerry gave the enemy hope. They were on the edge of defeat until they saw all the protests and such that the American's were foolishly having.
They knew if they kept fighting that eventually America would pull out because its people kept protesting and losing their will to win.
As for "leaving till the next democrat president," whoever said I wanted to leave? I enlisted for war. That's my only purpose in the Army. To find, close in, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America. Nothing more.
Oh, don't worry, I would have been surprised if you cared for Iraqies. You are perfect, you and your brothers in arms are spot on what your present government needs. A young man so sure of being on the right side, for the right cause, he's ready to take the bullet. And those you are about to kill, and who will eventually kill you, think their right, too. All fanatic, all fodder, you are.
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