"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

June 15, 2005


Dennis Kucinich has gathered responses from real people who have answered the typical political reasons for not withdrawing from Iraq. Here is one reason and some select responses:

Argument: We have lost so many troops already that it would dishonor the memory of those who gave their lives if the U.S. were to withdraw.

It would be a much greater dishonor to continue to allow more of their comrades to die for no reason.

As the wife of a soldier I find this to be the most despicable reason ever uttered for continuing an unnecessary and unwinnable war.

We honor the service of our military by making sure that all other options have been utilized before we ever place them at risk, and by taking them out of harm's way when their presence is no longer the only option.

Honoring them would be ensuring U.S. citizens who volunteer to support the Constitution - i.e., troops - are never sent to die under false pretexts again.

How does killing someone honor anyone?

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