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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I was against the US doing it. I have since changed my opinion on that war.
    Well then you dont fall into the category of people I am talking about. But I do find it strange that you were against the liberation of kuwait. You must have been a vast minority at the time because I don't ever recall there ever being much opposition to it. On what grounds were you in opposition to the liberation of Kuwait?
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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    You seem to be perfectly willing to lie to get things to be your way. Not everyone is like that. Some people believe their word should mean something. I certainly do, so I could never sanction someone lying about how they feel about war in general in order to get out of fighting in a particular war.
    Then you are living in a fantasy world. People lie all the time, everyone lies. Your mom lied, your dad lied, you lie, I lie... Lets not kid ourselves here. If someone were bothered that much by the war, they would say they were against war to get out of the military.
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    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    No.
    For a simply hypothetical reason. Lets say we are in a civil war (by some god given ****ed up miracle that happens), and next thing you know they are committing massacres like the Syrian military is against their own people, i dont think we should support them then.


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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    We should always support the troops because their goal is to help protect our country, but we shouldn't always support the ones giving the orders.

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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Then you are living in a fantasy world. People lie all the time, everyone lies. Your mom lied, your dad lied, you lie, I lie... Lets not kid ourselves here. If someone were bothered that much by the war, they would say they were against war to get out of the military.
    Ok, whatever.
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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning View Post
    So we shouldn't support the men who fight your right to say that we shouldn't support them? ...anybody can say what they want too, but if it was not for our military do you honestly believe we would be sitting here debating whether or not they deserve a pat on the back?
    Since when does the war in iraq have anything to do with my right to say ****? Or any other war, that isn't what war is about never has been.

    If it wasn't for the AMerican military we'd still have the freedom to say what we want and a lot more people would too.

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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by dezaad View Post
    because he had made a promise, and he has honor. What in the hell would you have done? Gone awol because you didn't agree with the war???
    yes!!

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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    So because the leaders want to do something unjust, we should only blame those and not those who actually prosecute the unjust action?
    Please define "unjust". Is it against international law? US law? A US soldier is required to by law to fight the wars declared by the US government.

    Massacres are a different matter. The US has signed on and accept international law regarding the treatment of civililians and POW's. So a soldier told to shoot a POW or massacre a village is a completely different subject than answering his countries call to war.

    Edit: Honestly if the soldier should break US law and not fight in a war than any civilians paying taxes to fund a war are equally at fault!
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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    The word "always" makes this an obvious no.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Should We Always Support the Troops?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Then you are living in a fantasy world. People lie all the time, everyone lies. Your mom lied, your dad lied, you lie, I lie... Lets not kid ourselves here. If someone were bothered that much by the war, they would say they were against war to get out of the military.
    Being in the Military would negate that whole argument. The saying goes if you sign up and don't like it. Do your duty and serve honorable and then get out when you contract ends.

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