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7.01.2006

Can We Please Start Packing And Get Out Of There?

Photo Andre Whyte, left, father of Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Whyte helps hold up Annette Whyte, center, as she places a flower on her son's casket during a burial ceremony at Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, N.Y., Friday, June 30, 2006. Whyte, 21, of Brooklyn, died June 21 after being hit by sniper fire while on patrol in Ramadi, Iraq.(Yahoo photo)

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG. As a mother of two young sons, I could not even imagine the anger I would feel if I lost one in a war like this. It is completely immoral for so many lives to be lost for this cause. What is it going to take to bring our soldiers home? My heart breaks for these families.

Anonymous said...

Either stand behind our soldiers or stand in front of them

Anonymous said...

I can not imagine the fear and worry mothers of soldiers have to go through. I can not imagine the pride either. I pray we leave soon. My prayers are always with these soldiers.....we must back them! I am proud of them.

Anonymous said...

WHAT A MARVELOUS STATEMENT 12:27 PM. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE THOUGHT. Just how many were lost in WWII, Viernam, Korea and not nearly this much outcray. Just seems to get less patriotic all the time.

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%. It is horrible the number of soldiers killed. However, you should stand behind our soldiers 100%, regardless. Whether you agree or not, our soldiers are doing a job that demands support. Anything else would be an injustice.

My prayers also go out to this family and every other family that has a loved one in Irag.

Anonymous said...

My husband is there and while I would prefer he were here, I support him and the troops he is serving with
110%. Even after almost 10 months of being there, in the worst part of Iraq, he still feels it was the right thing for the US to do and I'm proud as hell of him for standing up, in spite of all the unpatriotic comments that we hear on a daily basis from the libral media. Thank God the mentality of the citizens of the US was not the way it is today for other wars (perhaps with the exception of Vietnam)...Hitler would be ruling the world today!

Anonymous said...

errr...sorry corrections..."liberal media" and "standing up for what he believes in" is what that should have said. I'm actually talking to him online as I type this. Multitasking is not a strength for me, obviously!

Anonymous said...

As we mull over whether this is a just or an unjust war, wanna bet the next one is being planned? And if the Democrats get in power, it'll be no different.

I agree with 12:18. My heart breaks for these families too.

Anonymous said...

I really get tired of the line "stand behind our soldiers". I, in the 3 years this has gone on, have never heard anyone say the soldiers were not bravely doing the their job. It is the conduct of the war by the leaders that is the problem.

I don't remember the exact line - something to do with the mental competence of someone who continues to do the same thing over and over, expecting at some point to get a different result.

Anonymous said...

I stand behind our soldiers. However, I DO NOT stand behind our president.

Anonymous said...

1:21 This is another Vietnam....A war we can not win....

Anonymous said...

Sure, we can come home. As soon as you go back in time and get rid of the plotters of the USS Cole, the WTC (twice) and whomever is plotting right now to do something you don't know about yet because it hasn't happened. Also please get rid of all tyrants with nuclear capabilities, and missiles that can reach Israel, Europe, other "christian" nations.

Anonymous said...

Much rather fight 'em over there than here. As for the reasons behind the war, they are solid in the interests of not only the U.S. but the entire civilized world. Those of you who say otherwise are either short-sighted, uniformed, simple-minded, or motivated by allegiance to your political party.

Anonymous said...

5:12 I am glad you have all of the answers.....I have no allegiance to any poitical party...I am an independant....and I still say it is a war we can not win....just like vietnam.....Been there and done that....

Collectionsite said...

Why is it if you do not agree with the War then the Bushaholics scream ... then you are for the other side?

Or the other comment that you do not stand by our troops ?? What a Crock of Crap ...

Lets bring these kids home. I too have stood by the parents as their child was taken off the plane in his flag draped coffin ...Not a very pretty site and I pray none of you wittiness this ever ...

Anonymous said...

5:12
You are precisely on the mark. Stay the course.

Anonymous said...

Some people will continue to be armchair quarterbacks until something happens in their own backyard.

gofish said...

OMG Barry you should have disabled comments on this one.

clue patrol said...

12:30 PM, there was an outcry during all those wars. You're either going through life with blinders on, or ignorant of history. You were just more likely to get beaten, arrested, or killed if you did dissent.

And how disrespectful of you to even begin to attempt comparing WWII to Iraq. A global conflict against a facist government that exterminated six million (not counting deaths during their blitzkreigs) people.

If Bush were president in 1939, he'd attack Sweden for being so close to Germany instead of addressing the real problem.

If we're truly after the people who were behind the terrorist attacks on American soil, why haven't we invaded Saudi Arabia? More of the hijackers were Saudi than Iraqi.

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Anonymous said...

The Iraqi people were opressed. There was genocide going on. Why exactly is putting a stop to that a problem?

Anonymous said...

and horay for 5:12!

Anonymous said...

We may not agree with why they are over there, but they are. They have a job to do and they are doing it. God Bless Our Troops!! God Bless those families who have lost loved ones and those who have family deployed...Like someone said earlier, either Stand Behind Our Troops or Stand In Front Of Them.

Anonymous said...

6:54, then why aren't we invading the Sudan to prevent the killing going on there?

Oh right those people are too brown and lack a certain substance for us to care about them...

We've killed more Iraqis than Saddam.

Anonymous said...

10:16....I think there are a lot more places we could be helping too, Not just Iraq. Is is right that in some regions of africa, the people are so out of control that they run arouond raping young children and infecting them with AIDS? No, but they dont have an evil dictator forcing them to do it either. You have to choose your battles wisely. It is like jumping in the colorado river and trying to swim upstream.

goober said...

Just a thought, but how many of you who are posting on this issue would cast a vote TOMORROW for reimplementing the draft for EVERYONE physically fit to sreve between the ages of 19 and 25? And all you Anon. respond w/the time of your original post.

Anonymous said...

9:37 AM, what exactly were they forced to do?

There is an evil government in Turkey that oppresses Kurds just like Saddam did. Where is the invasion force?

The Chinese government is harvesting organs from people before they are dead. Again, where is the invasion force?

Anonymous said...

the chinese government is not doing that....that is an underground/black market thing.

Anonymous said...

9:56 - The point is that there are a bunch of dysfunctional, evil governments, some of which have control of nuclear materials and we don't go invading all of them. Iraq was a misdirected adventure by a group of ideologues. The 9/11 attackers had nothing to do with Iraq and hailed from several other countries. We've spent zillions of dollars and thousands of lives in the wrong place. I don't feel very good about that.

Reagan RIP said...

Goober, I wouldn't vote to implement the draft because I only want people that volunteer and are dedicated to defending you.

goober said...

9:02 am 5July06: As expected, no one wants to put their vote (or family) where their mouth is. And as for RR, once again, in typical Republican style, change the subject and attack the individual, especially when you don't have the guts to ber honest and admit you don't have the stomach for solving the problem.

Anonymous said...

we lost vietnam because the public lost heart, and the government lost its balls to do the right thing. we cant afford to lose in Iraq, my son is over there for his 4th tour, so i think i have a right to bitch. you panty waste cut n run liberal need to go to switzerland or canada where you dont have to decide, since you dont stand for anything anyway.