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    My son is part of the combat pull out of Iraq

    My son left Iraq a few hours ago and is on his way home. He will be arriving at Ft Bliss, Texas in another couple of hours.

    His unit, the 6-1 Cavalry is part of the early pull out of combat troops from Iraq. He spent 10 months over there and gets to come home two months early.

    During his time over there he participated in almost daily missions near Kurkuit. Fortunately nobody in the 6-1 was killed although several were wounded. He was a particularly nasty battle on the 28th of December. There were also mortar attacks and several missions he canít talk about.

    On Fatherís day I received a particularly disturbing phone call. He called in the morning and said the night before his Cav Scout vehicle had been hit by an IED. The detonator went off but fortunately the two artillery shells failed to explode. Thank God for Hajji incompetence.

    We are glad to have him home. He tells us that Iraq is a craphole now and will be a craphole after the Americans leave. Our young sergeant did not join the military for any political reason but just to his duty as an American during a time of war. He will be getting discharged soon and then will be able to get on with the rest of his life.

    He will be able to hold his head high as an American combat veteran. He will know that his ticket to live in America was paid for with his own sweat and the not the sacrifice of others.
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    Thank God Flash, I'm happy for you and your family, you're a very fortunate man, they have all been extremely brave! Have a good life! Walt & family.

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    Re: My son is part of the combat pull out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    My son left Iraq a few hours ago and is on his way home. He will be arriving at Ft Bliss, Texas in another couple of hours.
    I'm very pleased to hear that your son is returning home safe and well; it must be a huge relief for you.

    He will be able to hold his head high as an American combat veteran. He will know that his ticket to live in America was paid for with his own sweat and the not the sacrifice of others.
    I really don't know how you can say that! If anything he should be hanging his head in shame at the way that America declared war on, and invaded Iraq illegally on the basis of falsified evidence and downright lies, resulting in the ruin of that country's economy and the deaths of somewhere between 97,000 and 106,000 Iraqi civilians and some 4,000 American troops - all for what? A mixture of religion - Bush claimed god told him to do it - political expediency, and the boosting of the US military economy to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars.
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    Glad to hear your son is coming home. Nothing worse then more pointless deaths. It's interesting that you equate this war with "being a ticket to live in America." Or that the deaths were some form of sacrifice. But then who understands you american's... Glad you will be reunited again though.

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    I salute your son and it must be a great relief for him to be returning home. Its still good to know that patriotism and military service go hand in hand.
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    Greenpeace , you should be proud of your son. He did what he believed was best for his country , thats what counts and I think for many years to come there will be debates about the attrocities commited by the allies and about the original reasons for going to war , which to me seem financial and to enhance the posibility of world government. I hope you have a good party!

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    Re: My son is part of the combat pull out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    I really don't know how you can say that! If anything he should be hanging his head in shame at the way that America declared war on, and invaded Iraq illegally on the basis of falsified evidence and downright lies, resulting in the ruin of that country's economy and the deaths of somewhere between 97,000 and 106,000 Iraqi civilians and some 4,000 American troops - all for what? A mixture of religion - Bush claimed god told him to do it - political expediency, and the boosting of the US military economy to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars.

    Are you hanging your head in shame because the UK was just as big as part of the invasion of Iraq as the US.

    As a citizen of the UK you don't have a right to get on your high horse about Iraq. You paid taxes and that money went to your government to fund you military to invade Iraq. You elected a government that removed Saddam from power. You are just as responsible as anybody. Your troops invaded Basra and were just as proud of their service to their country as the men of the 6-1 Cav are proud of their service.

    I donít have a clue why we invaded Iraq but once we made the decision to do so I supported our troops. I think they all should be proud of their service. I am proud of my son for doing his duty.

    Did you ever serve in the military? Do even have an idea what duty to your country really means? I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazylilting View Post
    Glad to hear your son is coming home. Nothing worse then more pointless deaths. It's interesting that you equate this war with "being a ticket to live in America." Or that the deaths were some form of sacrifice. But then who understands you american's... Glad you will be reunited again though.
    Most soldiers donít fight for political reasons but for a sense of duty to their country.

    Here in the US that sense of duty is probably different than in Europe.

    My son joined after 911 out of a sense of duty. That doesnít mean he supports every political decision made by his government. In fact like many Americans he is very vocal with criticism of his government.

    Our country made the decision to go to war after 911 and my son felt he had an obligation to do his part. Like me he doesnít know why we invaded Iraq but with many of his fellow Americans sacrificing he felt he could not just stand by and let others shoulder the burden.

    Doing duty to your country is time of war is a ticket to being a real American. Some selfish and self centered Americans chose to allow others to make that sacrifice why they sit at home eating potato chips and playing video games.

    There have been studies that prove the young people in the US that chose to serve their country are generally better educated and come from wealthier families than those dullards that chose not to serve. I donít know if those same demographics are true in your country.
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    Re: My son is part of the combat pull out of Iraq

    It's good news that the illegal invading occupiers of Iraq are now leaving. Far better that they never went there at all.
    I'm with Midas, the US and the US led coalition should be hanging it's collective heads in shame for what we have done to Iraq. The troops that have served there have nothing to be proud of. Iraq is this generations Vietnam. We've spent 7 years dismantling and destabalising and bancrupting an already failed state, (failed because of western interference and intervenion over the last 50 years).
    The proud and brave people of Iraq have nothing to thank us for.
    The sooner some politicians (Blair, Bush, Chene, Rumsfeld, Straw, Powel, etc) are tried and convicted for war crimes, along with some of the generals and other personel guilty of atrocities in Iraq, the better.
    It still won't do anything to make the miserable lives of the Iraqi people left with a devastated country any better. And devastated it is. It's assets have been plundered by the US, it's infrastructure destoyed, security and policing is virtually none existent, it's political establishment ar in crisis and run by gangsters and thugs surplanted by the US. Iraq is still suffering from the disaster of Paul Bremer, arguably the most vile war criminal of the 21st century.
    Shame and sorrow is all I can feel about Iraq, the deserved much better than us.
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    Re: My son is part of the combat pull out of Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveUK View Post
    It's good news that the illegal invading occupiers of Iraq are now leaving. .
    You mean like the UK? They sent tens of thousands of troops over to invade Iraq. The UK troops killed lots of Iraqis. They did a lot of damage to Basra.

    The Prime Minister of the UK came to the US in 2003 and ranted up and down to Congress about how wonderful the invasion of Iraq was and proud the UK was to be partner.

    Would like me to post a link to Blair's speech to Congress? I will if you want.
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