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Combat Troops Leaving Iraq

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dirk Legume, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    MSNBC has it. Fox mentioned it then went back to other things.

    I have met a lot of the men and women who have served there, and the moms and dads. Politics aside, I am thrilled that they are, many of them anyway, coming home.

    They get to come home
  2. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Hopefully fewer people will be dieing in the world now for no good reason.

    Hard to argue against this.
  3. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Great to see it happening, finally.
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    THis is the most under-reported story in a decade, IMO.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    So if anybody shoots at the 50,000 advisors who are staying behind, are they allowed to shoot back?
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    A lot of men and women died for this day. Regardless of political "hue", take a moment to remember that.

    Lost a fraternity brother of mine in 2006 when I read about his death on the AP wire. Had to read the story that night on the news. Three times.

    Every time I read of a casualty in Iraq or Afghanistan, I think of the people who hear that news for the first time. I think of their old high school gymnasium, filled for a funeral. I think of wives turned widows and small children too young to comprehend it all except that Daddy (or Mommy) isn't coming back.

    Semper Fi. Thinking of you, Tex.
  7. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    No. In fact, they're instructed to say "please sir, may I have another" if they survive getting hit.

    When is Obama making his aircraft carrier speech?
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I always think of the 2006 Rocky Mountain News series on the soldiers whose duty it is to notify the next of kin of their loved one's loss, and how their primary duty is to serve the families until after the funeral.
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    What's next? North Korea or Iran?
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Mission (finally) (really) accomplished.

  12. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Same here. That was very, very well done.

    Two of the best movies I've seen this year were The Messenger and Taking Chance.
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