Dems have disparaged our military

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With Friday being the 13th, I thought a "Friday the 13th" joke was being played on me while reading David Thomas' letter ("Blame goes around, buck stops there"). In it he states that "I have not heard any Democrat calling our military Nazis or excoriating them."

To use his own words, I know for a fact they have, and would like to cite an example if you would permit. On June 14, 2005, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., did just that: "If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime - Pol Pot or others - that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners."

In 2005, Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.) called a group of Marines (of which he is a retired member) "cold-blooded killers" before anything was known about the case. ...

While Mr. Thomas claims to have a "friend" who was in the military in the early years of the war who "took pictures and gave them to the CID and some were released to the media," I would counter that in any organization there are 10 percent bad apples. However, the ones who committed these atrocities have been found guilty and are serving their sentences at Fort Leavenworth.

There are mistakes that have been made, but the majority of people who have to continually go back want to see this through. My husband would rather return again so that our little 3-year-old son doesn't have to one day.

Terri Hammersmith, Augusta

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Ken
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Ken 07/17/07 - 05:12 pm
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I'm glad the military

I'm glad the military leadership and mentality of WWII did not resemble the cut and run mentality of the Democratic leaders today. The liberal yellow streak is so bright it could blind you. The sacrifice our guys made fighting a different terrorist threat was amazing. My father was at the battle of the Bulge where we lost 19,000 men in the first 3 days. His recounting this horrific event makes me wonder if this Country has the guts to stay with the war on terrorism or run and hide like Hillary suggests along with the rest of the liberal faithful. Anyone who believes that the sacrifices our men and women have made in Iraq is in vein should pick up and find another Country. The sacrifices our military made over the last 231 years should give every American the motivation to destroy this enemy which threatens our daily lives and the future of our children and grandchildren. I believe that the enemy is within, people like George Soros and organizations like moveon.org are classic examples of a cancer that will eventually destroy what took over 200 years to build.

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Carleton Duvall 07/17/07 - 08:06 pm
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ken, the enemy within scares

ken, the enemy within scares me more than the terrorists, Osama and his band of nuts. At least we know who there are. We have difficulty recognizing the ones that are in our midst.

Former Augustan
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Former Augustan 07/17/07 - 08:47 pm
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This war is illegal, started

This war is illegal, started by a moronic president who cares more about saving his "good name" that the lives of our poor soldiers and marines in that god-forsaken country in the desert. I don't care if it's Democrats or Republicans, please end this tragic affair and bring our guys home!

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patriciathomas 07/17/07 - 09:19 pm
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No war is good and no war is

No war is good and no war is necessary. The decision is whether the alternative is better then the war. President Bush along with the vast majority of congress felt the war was the lesser of the two evils. Now it's so important for the left to control all factions of D.C. that they've run a campaign that ignores everything but gaining more control in D.C. Regardless of what may happen if we cut and run, not likely, or abandon everyone we've been trying to aide, not likely but possible, or establish ourselves as a country that can never be trusted under any circumstances, likely and possible if we abandon, cut and run. This doesn't even take into consideration what will happen in the vacuum we'll leave. Now that the surge is starting to show signs of turning the tide, the campaign is showing signs of becoming more intense. A coincidence? I think not. A smart move? I hope not.

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johnny99 07/18/07 - 12:58 am
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Trying to compare this war

Trying to compare this war with WWII is laughable. The supporters of this fiasco have seen every rationalization for this war exposed for the delusions of simpletons. Now it's time to trot out the ol' "they're insulting our troops" red herring in yet another lame attempt to justify supporting the Clown-in-Chief . How does it feel to be part of the 30% without a clue ??? LOL

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justus4 07/18/07 - 05:43 am
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Ha! "so our little
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Ha! "so our little three-year-old wont have to" Ha! The article is totally flawed. Americans can criticize their govt when its asleep at the switch. Murtha spoke the truth about the Marines that murdered civilians and were caught. Others have not. Soldiers are exceptionl people, but some are losers that require constant enforcement. Both Dems and Reps have misled the military and neither REALLY care about the lasting affects of this war.

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noctur55 07/18/07 - 08:01 am
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Chickenhawks like Ken up top,

Chickenhawks like Ken up top, always want to stick it out. Pick up a rifle, and head on down to Iraq if you're so fired up.

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