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Agree with Phil

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Submitted by Pete Commander (United States), Nov 23, 2006 at 00:19

Phil,

I too was a part of Operations Earnest Will and Nimble Archer. I was the Leading Petty Officer for U.S. Navy Surgical Team One from San Diego, California. We were tasked for emergency rapid deployment to the ORIGINAL Gulf War - the one of which you wrote - in response to the destruction of USS Stark and the deaths of 37 of our shipmates. I feel a sense of outrage every time I hear an "anti-war protester" spout off about that about which they know nothing. I have never until now regretted serving to defend these malcontents who have certainly not earned our service and do not deserve to live in this kind of society. I would just as soon they be embarked on a ship headed for distant seas and lands and never be allowed back.

I also feel frustration that France has never been brought to justice for providing the Mirage fighter jet and the equipped Exocet missiles used against Stark. It should also be noted that the French drew us into Vietnam in 1947 before they pulled out and left us holding the bag. It was not Eisenhower who did this, but Truman, whose doctrine mandated such action. The French are the least trustworthy people on this planet, committing to nothing but hedonism.

I fear that the U.S. has been hog-tied by the French, our Army selling out to them (it is strange that our Army - and only the Army, not the Navy nor Marine Corps - now wears those silly-looking berets and the U.S. Flag is backwards on the sleeve.) I think we should quaratine them and inventory their stores of nerve agents and press them for commitment. I also think their leaders should be tried for war crimes, in their actions of aiding and abetting enemies to true liberty.

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