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Outrage of the Week -

I can't go into much detail right now because I'm at work and want to keep this brief. Later on today I'll be posting about these war protesters who are protesting outside one of the military hospitals.

I think this is unbelievably tacky and rude of the protesters. If they want to protest the way, why can't they picket the White House or--what a concept--do something useful with their lives and get jobs?

I don't have any objection to protesting the war. But I don't like organized, days-long protests, and I really don't like them treating our soldiers to their anger at the situation. If anything, we should be appreciative of the men and women who go to Iraq to fight.

See, to me, it was never about weapons of mass destruction. To me, it has always been about the terrorists and those who harbor them. That's why I don't protest the war.

Anyway--work to go. See you later!

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See, to me, it was never about weapons of mass destruction. To me, it has always been about the terrorists and those who harbor them. That's why I don't protest the war.

So to you, it wasn't about the first lie. It has always been about the second lie.

I do not share your views on the war (and I know some people think I should just STFU because I'm not American, but I believe that international law and violations thereof is an international concern, and not just the concern of the one who has the biggest guns. But I digress), but I agree, the soldiers aren't the ones protests should target (and especially not soldiers who have been wounded abroad). Shouting at some poor sod who joined up because that was the only way s/he would get to go to college won't accomplish anything; they only did what their superiors told them to. Picketing the White House probably wouldn't accomplish anything either, but then at least you would target the right people...

or--what a concept--do something useful with their lives and get jobs?

What's to say they don't already have jobs and have taken the day off to do something they believe strongly in?

I agree about the target of the protests - not the soldiers, but the head-wedged C-in-C. Problem is, he isn't listening and doesn't give a flying fart. He's safe in his little echo chamber; the government has come completely detached from the people here.

That's why half of America is so gorram angry.

Shouting at some poor sod who joined up because that was the only way s/he would get to go to college won't accomplish anything; they only did what their superiors told them to.

Dumb yet opportunistic soldiers. Way to support the troops.

Oh no, I never called them either - but I have a nagging suspicion you stopped listening once you'd read the "I don't share your views on the war". Correct me if I'm wrong. Also, I have never claimed to be supporting your troops; what I said was that it isn't right to take out any anti-war rage on them, even though I believe they are fighting for an unjust cause. But it doesn't make as valid a target that way, does it?

Okay, you're wrong. Consider yourself corrected.

I don't consider you or your comments a target. I was making an observation. Just because you believe the war is unjust doesn't mean all the soldiers feel that way. They may believe they are fighting for something worthwhile. In fact, since re-enlistment among combat troops is way up, I'd say they probably do.

FYI, I don't support the war (other than paying my taxes). I also don't think it was undertaken for oil, Haliburton, the Illuminati, etc., etc.