Monday, August 29, 2005

Why we fight

From a Marine in Iraq:

What he's fighting for
As a U.S. Marine currently deployed to Iraq, I would like to respectfully disagree with a fellow Minnesotan who stated that people who protest the war hurt troops' morale ("Letters from readers," Aug. 26).

Public debate and discussion are vital to the health of a democracy. It is a good thing when I see Americans exercising their right of freedom of speech.

Seeing people exercise freedoms that many in other countries don't have is something that we all should be thankful for -- whether you agree with what is being said or not. Semper Fidelis!
James Haugerud,
Camp Blue Diamond,
Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

(Source: Star Tribune, August 29, 2005)



God bless the troops in Iraq, may you accomplish your mission and come home soon and safe.

2 Comments:

At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The war conjured up in Haliburton’s board room; the soldiers are merely pawn in a scheme for oil.

 
At 9:43 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

In the words of Tim Robbins in Team America: "Let me explain to you how this works: you see, the corporations finance Team America, and then Team America goes out... and the corporations sit there in their... in their corporation buildings, and... and, and see, they're all corporation-y... and they make money."

 

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