Wednesday, March 22, 2006
There are a number of vets running, mostly for the Democrats. Lt Duckworth is opposed to the war in Iraq.
I find it interesting (as an old Vietnam war resister) that it's possible for most of us to separate the military (at least the frontline) from the awful US policies. This is a change and is one that bodes well for common sense.
Men and women are dying while doing their duty as professional soldiers. It's possible to respect that (and grieve) while laying the blame for their losses and those of the Iraqi people on the wrong-headed decisions that got everyone into this mess. This doesn't excuse the behaviour of some who need to be tried for war crimes...
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