By blindly supporting our troops, we're enabling wars/ by sylvia kronstadt

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By blindly supporting our troops, we're enabling wars/ by sylvia kronstadt
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Fri, 05-20-2011 - 3:24pm
Our Sacred Cows Are Goring Our Judgement
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Oh that's right we should allow terrorists free reign.

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" A few years ago -- during the early days of the Iraq debacle -- I was having Sunday breakfast with my mother, and I mentioned that there was a big antiwar demonstration going on downtown.

"Why aren't we there?" she asked.

"Because the war will have no impact whatsoever on either of your precious grandsons," I replied."So we care, but not enough to raise hell, force our way through police barriers, and go to jail to stop the war machine. We're doing nothing. If Ryan and Grason were being forced to go, we'd be doing everything."

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Whoa with that broad brush. I don't know any liberals who think that.
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The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides up to 4 years of education benefits, plus housing and other subsidies, to those who enlisted after 9/11 and were active duty for more than 90 days.

The Montgomery GI bill provides up to $50,000 in educational benefits for anyone who has served for two years.

The Navy offers up to $70,000 in educational benefits.

In some instances, spouses and children can receive educational benefits as well.

Moreover, "the military retirement system is arguably the best retirement deal around," according to Military.com.

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Kind of hard to do since I couldn't bring myself to read the drivel. ;-)
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People join the military/police/fire for all sorts of reasons...just like the guys who stood on Lexington green.

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They call people to "support our troops", a tactic to cheat people to "support their looting wars". Iraq war is proved a lier's war - there is no WMD. But they control the oil of Iraq after all.

A board held by a protester said, "Military and war 50%, Prison 10% Education 7%". It's about the budget distribution. The media won't discuss it. Law makers dare not touch it, that's the problem. They only chop the weakest group - to cut at the field whete there is few left for cut.

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Registered: 01-25-2010

Not true We gave Saddam VX during the Irag Iran war.

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