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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

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    Afghanistan is hardly a dictatorship, if nothing else you can't argue that the central government has the power to enforce a dictatorship over its country.
    First, a dictatorship has many meanings, not solely defined by rule of an entire country by a lone individual.

    Second, I don't align myself with the totalitarian school of thought so your latter point is irrelevant.
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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Cant think of one for WW2, Revolutionary War, and Civil War.....
    So, you would rather things grow so out of control that we lose a half-million vice four-thousand?

    That notion makes one wonder what the real reason for opposing the wars are.
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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I think it's more disrespectful the thousands of times taps has been played due to actual, real deaths caused by pointless military occupations.
    Taps is played every night on military posts and they disrespected the true meaning of what taps is about...

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    First, a dictatorship has many meanings, not solely defined by rule of an entire country by a lone individual.

    Second, I don't align myself with the totalitarian school of thought so your latter point is irrelevant.
    Whats you're meaning? I'm really curious because from what I can see a government cannot be called a proper dictatorship unless it is actually totalitarian over at least the majority of its country.

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally - Yahoo! News



    I think its time to bring our troops home and end these wars. What about you? Anyone think its disrespectful they played taps?
    A lot of people forget that no-one serving in the military was drafted. It is a 100% volunteer force. No-one made those people sign up.
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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you would rather things grow so out of control that we lose a half-million vice four-thousand?

    That notion makes one wonder what the real reason for opposing the wars are.
    What? What are you trying to say? Hard to understand...


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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    I don't understand...

    they hate the government yet support their wars...

    then insult those who oppose the wars of the government they hate...

    few recipes for insane are this insane...

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    A lot of people forget that no-one serving in the military was drafted. It is a 100% volunteer force. No-one made those people sign up.
    From what I heard of some of the speeches they weren’t claiming they were forced into it. In fact, I heard them saying they were sorry for what they have done. Hell, some of them enlisted around the time of 9-11, thinking they were serving their country. Then were horrified by what they saw and were asked to do. Regardless of WHY they enlisted in the first place, they now think they were wrong for doing so. It takes courage to stand up in front of an anti-war crowd and admit that. Plenty of people on the left will never forgive them. People on the right will belittle them. And their own families will shun them. I feel for these veterans.

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally - Yahoo! News



    I think its time to bring our troops home and end these wars. What about you? Anyone think its disrespectful they played taps?
    While I wish we were out of these wars years ago, I wonder if these folks who threw away their medals will regret it years from now. They put their lives on the line and deserve those awards!

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    Re: Veterans symbolically discard service medals at anti-NATO rally

    Those guys have the right to feel about their medals however they want to feel and do with them whatever they want to do. Mine are at the bottom of a river, it was a private thing but if they want to do it in public it's up to them. Same with those who are proud of their medals and want to display them on the wall, you earned them you do what you want with them, you feel how you want about them and anybody who does not like it can go **** themselves.

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