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WAR

Posted by Nirek On May - 13 - 2015 17 COMMENTS
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The republicans hurry to war but refuse to care for the veterans their war created. With that in mind, I believe that more veterans than ever are going to vote for a Democrat who is against senseless WAR! Bernie Sanders has been against all our wars since he has been a Rep. or Senator. Nearly all the GOP candidates are in favor of said wars. They even want to start another with Iran.

Posted by Nirek On Feb - 8 - 2015 13 COMMENTS
People dressed in military uniforms attend a ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Old Bethpage, New York

Guys in Vietnam (I talk from experience about Nam) saw buddies wounded or killed. Many of us helped get them on choppers to get medical help. Most of us had to shoot enemy soldiers. Believe me that is not easy for some of us. I know it haunts me. It goes against human nature to kill other human beings. Oh, there are some people who like killing, no doubt. But I think most folks do not enjoy taking life from another human.

Posted by Nirek On Nov - 11 - 2014 16 COMMENTS
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Many veterans are injured either physically or emotionally or by some illness brought on by (in my case) Agent Orange. We all carry memories that we wish we never had to.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Jun - 23 - 2014 115 COMMENTS
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Comparisons between Iraq and Vietnam, between Baghdad and Saigon, are ubiquitous…and largely on the mark.

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 17 - 2014 229 COMMENTS
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It all comes down to profits for those who have more to gain from war than peace. We have McCain in the Senate who never met a war he didn’t like. Why, because he can line his pockets with considerations.

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 13 - 2014 254 COMMENTS
Fighters of  al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant parade at Syrian town of Tel Abyad

Who does ISIS have to thank for the deadbolts being broken on the doors to Iraq? They ought to commission a bathtub self portrait of George W. Bush out of gratitude.

Posted by Nirek On May - 1 - 2014 38 COMMENTS
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It is a disgrace that we ask these people to fight and then when they get back to America they are abandoned.

Posted by Nirek On Mar - 31 - 2014 45 COMMENTS
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I got a call from a recruiting Sgt. at work. He said “Why don’t you join the Army boy?” My response was “No thanks, I’ll take my chances with the draft.” That was the wrong thing to say to a recruiting Sgt., only two weeks later I got my first draft notice in the mail.

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