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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How many really died "Defending our freedoms"

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Editor,
I understand the sentiment and I too thank those who served in Iraq (and other unnecessary wars) for serving—and those who died for sacrificing. But, let us call a spade a spade; it is at least questionable how many service members died after the Second World War actually “defending our freedoms.”
Alan R. Hudson

1 comment:

Noble said...

unquestionably, Iraq posed no direct threat to the U.S. Also, without question the situation in the Middle East is actually worse today than in 2003. The Bush government had no clue what we were getting into.
The tragedy is not unique to Bush, et al,however.
Throughout history a small group of misguided but fiercly adamant men have caused chaos,destruction, and death in countless situations, leaving the masses in their wake in the name "patrioism" or "defence of country."
The public is easily manipulated, and crowd influence replaces inteligent actions.
A country like the U.S. has the best chance of avoiding this kind of behavior, because of its disparity of government. Apparently, however, all it takes to motivate even these "representitives of the people" is to create lies and misrepresentation. There have only been a tiny few "good" wars in man's history.
The last time our great soldiers were actually involved with actually "defending our freedom" was in WWII. It's not the fault of the military, who serve gallantly no matter the situation, it's hugely arrogant and misguided "leaders" who hide behind those lofty sounding claims.