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You cannot judge what war is unless you have been a veteran

Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon
in response to reader comment: Wow,you sound familiar!

Submitted by Gerardo (United States), Jul 19, 2006 at 21:57

My friend unless you have been in the armed forces and risked your life like i have for this country and unless you have been in three conflicts like i have then you can talk to me about war and death. I also can tell you that if you had seen all the misery i saw and a lot of the horrible things i saw in various countries then you could have something solid to tell me.

I have not only put my life on the line for this country I served with honor and received medals and awards for my achievements.

I know that there is death on both sides in a war. Why should Israel bring unecessary death to innocent people who are not terrorists. Why should Israel put at risk the life of 25,000 Americans who are stuck because Israel has destroyed all infrastructure. Israel can and could defend themselves aggainst the Hezbollah and Hamas without having taken a war to all the lebanese people and their country.

Its because of people like me that you are enjoying your freedom, because we went into the military to serve in a time when we came so close to a war with Russia.

I call it as it is and I can tell you that it is not right to bomb indiscriminately cities and towns when there thousands of thousands of innocent people living there.


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