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The war comes home - Aaron Delwiche
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Aaron Delwiche
Date: 2006-11-28 23:17
Subject: The war comes home
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OK. I'm angry. I'll admit it.

Despite our best efforts to hide our heads in the sand, the costs of the Iraq War are increasingly being felt in the homeland. Today, I spoke with a student who had discovered only moments earlier that one of his closest childhood friends had just died in Iraq. He mentioned that his younger brother had just joined the marines. Of course he was devastated.

It seems like half the families on my block have someone overseas.

Why have we sent so many of our friends and family into this bloody battlefield? Why have we stood by and watched as hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have perished in this conflict? And how are we going to get out of this desperate and bleak situation?

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User: misscopi
Date: 2006-11-30 19:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I second that emotion.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2006-11-30 22:21 (UTC)
Subject: We can and must do better
I first heard Phil Ochs sing this in the Bear's Lair at UC Berkeley in the late 60's. It is such a sad commentary on our world and human society that so little has changed since that time. :-(
We can and must do better.
From Mom with love to all the people, families and friends suffering from wars around the globe.
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User: geewiz78
Date: 2006-12-01 00:34 (UTC)
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If there is anything I hate about this war (and war in general) it's that it's taking away life. I'm sick of hearing about anotehr 19, 20, and 21 year old dying. Life only began for me at those ages and to think it's when someone's life ended makes me so very utterly sad.
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