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Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dale-c, Dec 30, 2006.
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There's a Marine and a patriot who gets it. May God Bless this man for joining the likes of Kevin Tillman and others in questioning what the United States Government is doing in Iraq. May God bring all of our men and women home safely and give this nation the spirit of repentance that He might heal our land and return us to a God-fearing Constitutional Representative Republic.
Individual Marines don't get to decide the legality or illegality of wars.
If he feels strongly enough about it, he should take a stand and pay whatever the price is for the stand he takes.
True they don't get to choose what wars are and what wars are not but he has chosen to put his life on the line for a very unpopular war and he has spoken his mind without any prepared form letter that other soldiers have used to support the war.
Then you sir, with that belief would have killed all the people in germany during WWII.
I agree completly.
We have just executed a man, Sadam who I am sure deserved it but only for a few hundred murders? What about the US and all of the presidents that have allowed million of babies to die?
We are a nation of laws, not of men. The president can't stop abortions.
No, Marines, Army, Navy and Air Force do not decide on the legality or illegality of war. Unlike Vietnam, no one was forced to join.
However, one thing our military does deserve is honest, competent, common sense, and forward thinking leadership when it comes to committing our young people to war. This administration is pathetic in all those departments. Not one thing is honest about this war except the dedication of our troops.
But we can invade Iraq to give them "democracy"?
Oh, and the law, the TRUE law says Thou Shalt Not kill.
No government has the right to say otherwise.
Granted, it isn't the role of the president to enforce justice in murder cases but our government as a whole allows abortion.
We need to get our own act together before you become policemen of the world.
Not that we should EVER be the policeman of the world.
You make good points and while it is true that all current soldiers were not drafted, they were recruited with false information for the most part.
Also, to say that once a man joins the military that he must throw away his conscience is to say that his superior officers are gods.
There is only one God, only One that deserves our absolute loyalty.
If we have the right to invade Iraq, then any nation in the world has the right to invade us.
No, we invaded Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power and to eliminate Iraq's ability to manufacture weapons of mass destruction.
Most Americans, including me, thought that this was the wisest choice in March 2003. Now we know that it was not the best course of action. Hindsight is always 20/20.
Hardly. But if they try, they will deeply regret it.
What false information was involved in their recruitment?
Then you had best not join the military.
Can we bring 'em home now?
But the government has the power to do so.
That would be nice.
I'm sure you have sources to back up your assertions, so let's have a look at them.
That's going of the deep end of absurdity over a very simple statement of undeniable fact. Let us know when you come up for air.
The leadership is the same now as it was when he joined the Corps.
How do you know this is a Marine? Anyone check the legitimacy of it? And why should this be surprising anyway? In every war, there are people who object.
The question no one has answered is where between Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler would it have been justified to step in? Saddam killed several hundred thousand; Hitler killed six million. Virtually all agree that we should have stepped in to stop Hitler. (And most probably say we should have done it earlier.)