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Re: Time Out !
In Response To: Re: Time Out ! ()

I have had issues with the invasion of Grenada as well. It was not until I was stationed in Panama, (this after having participated in the invasion), that I really began to understand the arrogance of US foreign policy and the distain it developed amongst the people we were sent to save. The saying, “Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do or die” comes to mind. The individual that coined this phrase seems not to have considered that a soldier does have a conscience. If obedience to country, pride in service, and dedication to duty and comrades blind him to the right and wrong of any action war brings about, surely the horror he has wrought in the name of a righteousness that was not will see him the opposite of a soldier. Indeed the time honored profession of soldiering is tarnished by the policies of Government.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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