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truth, a hard thing to come by

To Army Dude:

There are a lot of people who are against the war who would be willing to put their lives on the line, would it do any good. Unfornately, I cannot think of a way to do this without causing more death and destruction.

You claim that folks owe their freedoms to the solidiers who are fighting. What justification can you give for this claim? During all the wars of the last hundred years people's rights have been suppressed more than they were championed, in comparison to times of peace. Have you read about the reasons the soldiers went to war? Do you know that there were no weapons of mass destruction? Did you know that Bush talked of invading Iraq within the first months of his presidency, way before 9-11?

I don't know if you really did serve in Iraq and Afghanistan or not. If you did, it must be hard to face the fact that you did it for an empty (or even illegal) cause. That is a hard truth to face, but let me tell you something. A friend is someone who will tell you the truth, even when it sucks. Yeah, the Bushits will wave their flags on their SUVs and tell you that they support you, but hell will have frozen over before they actually lift a finger to help you or other soldiers. Shit! They even cut benefits to armed forces during this war.

You might not always like feeling like you've been double-crossed by the government that you thought you were working with for the good of the country. Most other folks don't like it either. But that's the truth and that's how we call it. When you are in the company of peaceniks, you are really in the company of friends.

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