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Mar. 18th, 2003 | 06:47 pm

Because pixiekisses ALWAYS knows how to say things so perfectly... I'm just going to copy and paste her post cause I agree 110%

My political views don't matter, and neither do yours.

The only thing that matters is that we support our President and our troops already in the Middle East who are facing death. If you are for the war or against it, now is the time to put aside those fierce opinions and stand behind our leaders and those who are willing to give their lives in the name of our country.

Its not about who you are or what you believe, its about standing together - as AMERICANS.




Also, thank you olivetree for saying this quote.. again, sums it right up!!

"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." --Bertrand Russell

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from: sillycrazychica
date: Mar. 18th, 2003 04:17 pm (UTC)
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True...

but people can still support the troops and our country and still have dissenting opinions.

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from: ikrissi
date: Mar. 18th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
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... no one said they couldn't :)

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Mar. 18th, 2003 04:34 pm (UTC)
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yes.. but IMHO... going against it is like weakening the strength of that support....

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from: sillycrazychica
date: Mar. 18th, 2003 04:38 pm (UTC)
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yep. I thought so... hence my comment.

I just can't blindly follow something I don't agree with. It's not right for me to do that, and more importantly, I don't have to.

I support the many men and women in the Middle East who must die because of the president's decision, but that doesn't mean I have to support the decision -- I simply do not agree with it.

That's what makes this country so beautiful.

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Trista

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from: rylasedai
date: Mar. 18th, 2003 05:26 pm (UTC)
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i just wanted to say i love this entry very well said

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Mar. 18th, 2003 05:34 pm (UTC)
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thank you :-D

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spherulitic

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from: spherulitic
date: Mar. 18th, 2003 09:03 pm (UTC)
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I refuse to support troops who are conducting an immoral war. Sure, they aren't making the decisions of where to fight, but that doesn't make them blameless. (Compare with the decisions at the Nuremburg trials that Nazi officers who were "just following orders" were held responsible for their actions. I'm not comparing what we'll do in Iraq to Nazi Germany, but the principle that "following orders" somehow makes you blameless for immoral actions is the same.) I don't wish harm on the troops who will be fighting in Iraq, but neither do I wish them victory.

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from: shoshiki
date: Mar. 19th, 2003 04:36 am (UTC)
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OK... you make no sense.
you say you aren't comparing.. yet you said "compare with..." They are there because of a standing threat to our nation. Saddam does not care about how many people he kills... He hates America. He has been stockpiling weapons of mass destruction in order to USE them on Americans. Saddam wants this war.. It's not like he is crying "poor me" to anyone who will listen. He wants the US to invade him. And he wants a war with the US. If we didn't start it, then he would have started it and our military would not have been as prepared...

As far as you refusing to support our troops?
That is just simply heartless. It's sad to hear someone who calls themselves an american be against the very people who are fighting for us.
Support the troops... No one gives a shit if you support the wa or why we are at war..... but a person who can't support the troops is hardly an american in my eyes.

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from: spherulitic
date: Mar. 19th, 2003 06:39 am (UTC)
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That was badly worded, I'm sorry. The main idea of what I'm saying was that it isn't possible to divorce support of the troops from support of the war. I do not support the war, therefore, I cannot support the troops. What they are doing is making the world less safe, not more safe. They aren't fighting for "us", they're fighting for oil companies. There is no threat to the United States from Saddam Hussein.

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from: sasssyx
date: Mar. 19th, 2003 06:15 am (UTC)
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maybe you should consider moving to iraq then.

also, you must not know anyone who's been shipped off to fight.. i'm guessing that could be one reason why you're being such a heartless bastard.

wait until you have someone close to you... loved friends and family members sent out there to fend for America... then tell us again that you don't wish them victory.

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from: spherulitic
date: Mar. 19th, 2003 06:32 am (UTC)
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Actually I do have friends who have been shipped off to fight. I just think that America and the world would be a safer place in he, and the rest of the American troops, weren't there.

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from: icyblue
date: Mar. 18th, 2003 10:25 pm (UTC)
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The thing I don't like about this entry is the disclaimer.
She writes
My political views don't matter, and neither do yours.
And then goes on to make a political statement.

If you are for the war or against it, now is the time to put aside those fierce opinions and stand behind our leaders and those who are willing to give their lives in the name of our country.
How is this war about America at all? Perhaps you may enlighten me. In the name of our country. From where I am, the reason for this war is to get rid of Hussein, so that his alleged weapons don't destroy anyone. Which sounds reasonable enough. But I don't see how it is in the name of America. Then again, I'm not an American. Maybe you have to be one to understand.

Its not about who you are or what you believe, its about standing together - as AMERICANS. Since when has America been about conformity. Would you say someone whose opinions differed from Bush's is anti-American? Maybe I'm twisting the statement.

And one more thing. I bet you he dosen't know one person who is over there and that why he is being such a heartless bastard.... Don, you take everything so personally. His opinions are his opinions. He has the right to express them AS AN AMERICAN. I don't see reason to call him a heartless bastard for that.

It might have been more etiquettely sound to bring this up with him before posting about it in your journal.

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from: sivart
date: Mar. 19th, 2003 04:41 am (UTC)
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stand behind our leaders and those who are willing to give their lives in the name of our country.

I will definitely stand behind the soldiers, but not behind our 'leaders'. I don't believe we should be there, and I think our leaders should order the soldiers home. Maybe if our leaders were in harms way, I may have a little more love for them, but they are sitting in their bomb proof basements on the side of a mountain in the middle of nowhere ordering our soldiers to their deaths.

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Don

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from: shoshiki
date: Mar. 19th, 2003 04:43 am (UTC)
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yeah well.. if you think aboutit... thats how it is in all aspects of life...

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Travis

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from: sivart
date: Mar. 19th, 2003 04:49 am (UTC)
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Yes and no. In other aspects of life, the 'job' doesn't face you with possible biological and chemical weapons. In fact, none of the people who are making the decision even have a son/daughter in the military (sans on Senator from South Dakota).

Again, these are just my own personal views. I am not trying to sway anyone... I just want to get my opinion out there

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