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22. This is a such a beautiful, eloquent post
Thu Feb 11, 2016, 01:57 AM
Feb 2016

I said at the time I could not support any politician that signed the petition giving Bush the authority to wage a preeminent war on Iraq. I did not believe either him or Cheney on this subject, and I felt if I, a nobody, could see the truth of the whole matter -- it was all about the oil and Bush* wanting to eliminate Saddam for trying to kill George H.W. Bush -- certainly elected politicians should be able to see the hoax as well.

I had never cried at work, but the day our military crossed the desert and I watched those tanks racing across the sand, I watched a large screen in a large conference room display our soldiers heading toward Iraq to invade. I couldn't move, I just stood there with tears coming down my face. Finally, in sadness I walked away thinking that as an American, I too would be seen as responsible for the war, and I just could not handle that. I have always been a Pacifist, and like Bernie, I think war should be waged only as a last resort -- for instance when we were attacked during World War II.

Apologizing for a vote does not erase the horror of what we did to the Iraqi people. There is simply no way to ever make right what we did to that Country and to its people. God forgive us, because we have no right to ask the Iraqi people for forgiveness.


Bernie in South Carolina... [View all] Armymedic88 Feb 2016 OP
Bernie does usually get 25% republican votes in VT for many years. there would be yard litlbilly Feb 2016 #1
Good point. Hillary will probably do a full Rove on him thereismore Feb 2016 #2
Good point noretreatnosurrender Feb 2016 #3
I'm calling SC prior to primaries for phone banks, and I notice this... MrMickeysMom Feb 2016 #4
It's also a great way o get a feel for how most voters are leaning. napi21 Feb 2016 #9
I think you're right... MrMickeysMom Feb 2016 #16
Very productive use of your time. Thank you. jwirr Feb 2016 #10
I'm calling, too... It'd be good if all of us on du, callers and canvassers, had a "place" to hang JudyM Feb 2016 #18
Why don't we occasionally start something in BSGroup? MrMickeysMom Feb 2016 #19
He's got more offices in South Carolina that Hillary does. Le Taz Hot Feb 2016 #5
Thank you. He's generally anti war and very pro taking care of vets. merrily Feb 2016 #6
There's a lot of silent Democrats in the military... Armymedic88 Feb 2016 #7
That's great! My theory is that the government prefers and encourages right wing military. merrily Feb 2016 #8
Gave you a heart for your thoughts and concerns and Service. glinda Feb 2016 #11
Thank you very much!! Armymedic88 Feb 2016 #13
This message was self-deleted by its author 1000words Feb 2016 #12
Thanks Armymedic88 Feb 2016 #14
K&R nt Live and Learn Feb 2016 #15
Excellent Point. zentrum Feb 2016 #17
The Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld assault on the U.S. military appalled me! Peace Patriot Feb 2016 #20
Very strong and true words!!! Armymedic88 Feb 2016 #21
This is a such a beautiful, eloquent post Samantha Feb 2016 #22
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