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Submitted by Merry Whitney (United States), May 12, 2006 at 02:31

Yes, except...

During World War II, we sent our planes over civilian populated areas to drop warning leaflets, before we sent the bomber planes to level the targets.

A former neighbor, a German woman who married an American GI, had been a young girl during the war. Her adolescent and teen view (not to mention her subsequent marriage to one of our finest) of the US as a "country of good people" (unlike her view of our UK allies) stemmed from clear evidence of our inherent decency as a people.

I'm no bleeding heart, and I recognize the inevitable collateral losses in any war. It's a constant hazard of warfare and cannot be avoided. But to completely ignore, or worse, target, civilian populations is something the enemy does. That's one solid reason why they ARE the enemy.

I for one, wouldn't have it any other way.


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