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Thread: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Libbos don't think so. They want to declare the war a defeat, forget it and the troops right along with it.

    They've claimed, all these years, to love the troops...until they no longer serve a purpose.
    I think that your claim is off base and out of touch, men and women in the military come from all walks of life, including all different parties. I take offense to your squawker about any party not being patriotic and how they don't support the troops, especially when they are part of the actual troops fighting the war, and the troops that have fought past wars.

    I didn't vote yes or no, it really comes down to the local communities and whether they can even budget to have a parade.
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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    for me personally its a no, a parade is my idea of hell! Some people need that extra pat on the back so its good for them I guess.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It's such a shame that they did fight for nothing...
    Not the point of this thread. Please stay on topic. There are many threads on this website that debate whether Iraq was a necessary war. Go to them if you want to debate this point.
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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    I ask all users, please, stay on topic with this thread. I don't want this to turn into a debate about the Iraq War. Stay on the topic of the parade and why/why not. This thread will definitely get hijacked if we go down that road. This is to all leans, not just the left.
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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    for me personally its a no, a parade is my idea of hell! Some people need that extra pat on the back so its good for them I guess.
    Its not a pat on the back, IMO. Its not like each individual will be seen and heard. Its the idea that we, as a generation, aren't going to let happen to us what happened to our brothers when they returned from Vietnam. Its carrying on the tradition that the Desert Storm guys started of not allowing the media to marginalize what we did. If we sit back and allow it, this entire country would forget about us totally. The general public thinks slapping a yellow ribbon on their vehicle is all they need to do. And even that is considered above and beyond the call of patriotism now. It still blows me away how little anyone knows about a war we are actively fighting. Just look at a poll or two and you can see how little the war, and in effect, we matter. You tell someone you went to Afghanistan and they immediately ask the stupidest question in the history of stupid questions. "How was it?" What?! How do you think it was idiot! Like it or not, we have to draw attention to ourselves so that military members after us aren't treated as horribly as Vietnam vets where. If you don't think it would happen again, look at Westboro. Those nuts do exactly what all of these professors and politicians did back in the 60's.
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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    for me personally its a no, a parade is my idea of hell! Some people need that extra pat on the back so its good for them I guess.
    Actually the parade is more for the country, they need to active celebrate our troops.
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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    BTW, don't you love when public polls are posted and people are too weak to make their vote public. There are 4 no votes and only 1, jamesrage, made his public. Bravo to jamesrage for taking ownership of something he knew wouldn't be popular.
    Since you selected public votes when you made the poll, any votes without names attached are made by nonmembers. There is no anonymous way to vote in the poll as a member. Pretty much all polls in the poll section will have votes by nonmembers.

    As to your topic, when I came home from the first gulf war, the last thing I personally could have cared about was a parade, and would have been annoyed to have to take part in one. However, if cities can afford it and want to have one, great. I did not realize that somehow this was some big controversy.
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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Libbos don't think so. They want to declare the war a defeat, forget it and the troops right along with it.

    They've claimed, all these years, to love the troops...until they no longer serve a purpose.
    Absolute and complete bull****. When you learn the liberal argument, then you might actually be able to argue against it.
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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There is no anonymous way to vote in the poll as a member.
    Yeah there is. Log out and then vote.

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    Re: Welcome home parade for iraq war vets.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Yeah there is. Log out and then vote.
    Then you are not voting as a member. It's far more likely that nonmembers are voting than that people are trying to stack the poll.
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