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SeanM BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die (66* d) RE: BS: WAR:- Why the fuss when soldiers die 03 Apr 03

I'm VERY much against the invasion of Iraq, and am vocal about it.

I still feel sorrow when anyone - anyone - dies as a result of this.

HOW someone dies, or who is responsible for it - that is all irrelevant. Every death is an end. An end to potential, an end to promise, an end to everything that person did or could do.

To this end - again, I do NOT support Bush in his attempt at 21st century imperialism. But I very much support our (being a US citizen, however embarrassing that is at the moment) troops. While I do not support the goals of the war, nor the people behind the scenes who make it and are at limited risk from it (Bush and Hussein, natch), I do strongly hope for a quick resolution of the combat and the cessation of the mindless, pointless killing currently happening. In my mind, this is not something a soldier should be asked to "put his life on the line" for. Attacks upon American citizens and holdings? Yes. As a force aiding the United Nations when all options for diplomacy have truly failed? Yes.

The current fiasco, with the world united against us, and where we have not found any evidence of the supposed "weapons of mass destruction", and where a healthy percentage of the evidence we cite to justify aggression is PROVEN forgery?

No. I cannot support that.

But I can feel deep regret at every life lost, and wish deeply and personally for an end to this travesty that the Terrorist In Chief has launched. After all, at this point I've got friends on the front line. I'd like them back, and back in one piece and living, and no amount of Curious George waving shiny things in attempts to distract the nation will stop that.


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