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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:00 PM

 

Veteran letter to Sanders + his fiery floor speech against the Iraq War resolution in 2002




Open letter to Sanders from a veteran....
http://usuncut.com/politics/open-letter-to-bernie-from-iraq-veteran/

Senator Sanders,

I want to thank you. I want to thank you for exercising sound judgement even when everyone around you was beating the war drums.

See I fought in the streets of Fallujah, Iraq. I saw more blood and death than any 19 year old ever should. The amount of friends Iíve lost to war will likely be surpassed by the amount of friends Iíve since lost to suicide.

I know first hand the moral cost of war. One of the most painful truths that I must go through life with is that I fought in an unjust and unfounded war. While my intentions were good and I fought hard for the men to my left and to my right, and while I thought what I was doing what was right for the people of Iraq- I was wrong.

You knew this. You knew this before we went to war and you fought, and you spoke truth to your peers and though your words largely fell on deaf ears, I am truly heartened to know that I now have a chance to vote for a man who exercised sound and moral judgement when the war drums were beating the loudest.

I have a son. He is only one and a half years old but someday he will be 18 and I fear that if we continue to elect the same establishment politicians, he too will face the same decision that I did, and he too will go off to fight in an endless quagmire and that he too will come home, broken, and never fully returned or worse- never come home at all.

So thank you, Senator Sanders, for being of sound mind and judgement. Thank you for being the only voice in this race that does not want to continue this legacy of warfare. Thank you for being the only voice that is and has been standing up for those of us that fought in these misguided wars. Thank you for giving me hope for a peaceful future.

Sincerely, A U.S. Marine Ė 0311 Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Reply Veteran letter to Sanders + his fiery floor speech against the Iraq War resolution in 2002 (Original post)
ViseGrip Jan 2016 OP
democrank Jan 2016 #1
beam me up scottie Jan 2016 #2
Uncle Joe Jan 2016 #3
JudyM Jan 2016 #4
Tierra_y_Libertad Jan 2016 #5
ViseGrip Jan 2016 #7
Mnemosyne Jan 2016 #6

Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:06 PM

1. Thank you, Bernie Sanders.

~PEACE~

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:07 PM

2. Semper fi, Marine!

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:47 PM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, ViseGrip.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 03:52 PM

5. I was a marine and endorse his statement.

 

When I was a marine, I was also a Socialist.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 10:11 PM

7. Bernie is truly proud of our veterans

 

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 04:02 PM

6. My respect for Senator Sanders continues to grow. nt

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