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Faces of the Fallen


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, troops, ethics, government, freedoms, americans )

Carrie
- 624 days ago - apps.washingtonpost.com
6,626 U.S. service members have died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.



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Carrie B. (300)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:42 pm
As another year is coming to an end, I feel we should remember these men and women and all they and their families have sacrificed.
 

Diane O. (149)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:38 pm
Good article, Carrie. It's sad remembering those who have died in war. We should also remember those who have died in Afghanistan since Obama took office.

"1728 US troops have died in Afghanistan since October 7, 2001, with 1153 of those deaths having occurred since President Obama's inauguration. 575 US troops died in Afghanistan during President Bush's term in office."

I don't like war because it pains me to read the statistics of our brave men and women who have died defending our freedom. Those who return home today are now dealing with watching their freedoms at home being taken away by our new government. It's a harsh reality and needs to be corrected.

I appreciate very much you posting this article. I believe we should pull out of the middle east and let those people kill and mutilate each other until they are all gone. Whatever makes them happy. We'll never make a difference there because they don't really want a democracy. They just want US money.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:50 pm
Diane, I can't think of anyone else on care2 who would take a post meant to honor our heroes, and try to turn into something mean spirited and ugly. Why are you such a cold and heartless person?
 

Diane O. (149)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:54 pm
There was absolutely nothing cold and heartless in what I posted. I posted the truth. We should also remember all those who have died in Afghanistan as well.

Like the Viet Nam veterans, our returning troops are coming home to a different America.

What was your objective in posting this, Carrie? Was it a dig at President Bush? I believe it was. Otherwise you would've mentioned Afghanistan as well. But you didn't.

Why didn't you mention those killed in Afghanistan? Did you forget? You need to search your own soul, Carrie.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:58 pm
Diane, unlike you, I had no hidden agenda. I posted it for our fallen heroes. Don't judge me by your lack of moral ethics. How many of your sons and or daughters served in Iraq or Afghanistan?
 

Christeen Anderson (489)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:15 pm
Good post. Thank you.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:24 pm

Carrie ignore Diane. She like a child who lost their dolly can't deal with any topic without complaint about the President of the United States. A very poor example of citizenship, or patriotic duty to country to have this compulsive need to disrespect both the man and the office of the President. It was NOT this president who sent the military into Afghanistan or Iraq, but it was this president that ended the Iraq nonsense.

I'm glad you posted this article, though I would be much happier if it were a celebration of home coming for all of our troops. We need now to gather our ideas of support and turn them into real action demanding, not asking that the government take full responsibility for the medical treatment and job training for all of those who do return from any war.

It should be noted that Carrie is the mother of a son that has and is serving his country.
 

Diane O. (149)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:41 pm

Thank you, Kit. My husband was in Desert Storm in command of a squadron. I understand life in the military. I was also raised in a military family. I understand. I get it. And thank you, Carrie, for your son's service in our military. All troops should be pulled out of Afghanistan immediately IMO. No more should die fighting that hopeless situation.
 

Terry V. (30)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:50 pm
Thank you Carrie. My GRANDson in law is serving in OUR country overseas

Imagine
 

Carrie B. (300)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:52 pm
Thank you Terry V., and thank your grandson.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 7:53 pm
And thank you Kit for remembering our Adam. He will be home soon!
 

Betsy Bee (1055)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:11 pm
OH I cannot hold back the tears I am crying for the families. Thank you for this memorial, dear Carrie.
 

Gloria picchetti (290)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 7:45 am
RIP. There was no WMD, only propaganda.
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 11:30 am
RIP noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 11:39 am
OMG! Diane!! You really are an fox android or something horrible, from a predator race! Your greed and snobishness has been duly noted by many. We need to say, we understand that you must have been raised that way but it is so wrong and unacceptable to mankind. You might be part of the top 5% or wish you were but think about the end game that must surely be coming. The other 95% is such a massive army against this treatment, that you can't possibly come out ahead.

Anyone can repent anything. If you can't reason with what is obvious, we're in big trouble and mans hand will be forced. I'm too old for this crap but our youth are in a much worse place and they know why. Predatory people. I'm afraid Occupy is going to have to escalate actions to be taken seriously. So far, the elite are saying no. Think about how much the future will have been changed if they repent and say yes.
George Soros says yes. The Koch bro. et al can too.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 11:45 am
Every time I see one of those poor kids that have been crippled or dead, I'm reminded of the MIC and how we lost control of it. I'm reminded of the lies that sucked in these patriotic youngsters and the adults that foster them. They come home and that lie machine is still running while the people that are running it say, there's no money for you. Tough luck as they pat them on the back and tell them how proud they are.
Let the awakening continue until we change control back to the people.
 

Chris C. (149)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:14 pm
Diane O - you truly are despicable!
 

Kathleen B. (37)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:15 pm
To any who would say: "Let those crazy Middle Easterners kill each other, that would solve US & Iz. problems."

I reply, you obviously have no grasp of the complexities of our US government and it's foreign policy that is more or less dictated by AIPAC and other Israeli/Jewish pressure groups and in contravention of America's interests.

Most of the troubled countries included in the "middle east" are survivors of harsh, rigid European colonization. The main British strategy is divide & conquer. Keep the 'natives' at each other's throats whenever a diversion is needed.
Give a selected minority power over the majority and there you have the method the British used to control and exploit it's many possessions, during it's heyday.

I deeply believe that we are all related, indeed we are brothers and sisters, and what hurts you also hurts me, and vice versa.
Just because another people's culture and customs are foreign to you doesn't mean that culture is inferior, in fact if the customs didn't serve a purpose they would have been discarded.
Today is a day for remembrance. Surely for one day we can be united in honoring the men and women who
enlisted and made the ultimate sacrifice?

May God bless those soldiers and their loved ones. And may all you here have a blessed New Year. kateb.
 

Chris C. (149)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:20 pm
God bless and keep safe ALL our soldiers !
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:34 pm

I do believe that at least 99.9% of us want all troops removed from danger and brought home to their loved ones. Being reared in a military family should have taught you better manners, Diane. I too was the daughter of a military man and would not show such blatant disrespect for my country and the leader of the free world. I didn't much care for George W Bush, those who know me here can verify, that while he held office, I did not speak in about him as you chose to speak of our president. You disrespect the uniform of both your father and your husband by speaking as you do about our Commander in Chief. No one said you have to like him, but respect the office and show at least some limited patriotic duty to your country. People are dying so you can run your mouth, at least respect that.
 

Chris C. (149)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:42 pm
Kit - THANK YOU! My sentiments exactly! Diane O's disrespect for our President is beyond belief. I, too, did not like Bush but I respected him as our President. Diane O's comments have filled me with disgust!
 

Sheri Schongold (9)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:09 pm
Thank you to each and every hero that died for us in this and any other war. Thank you to their families for having family members who believed and stood up. Thank you to each and every hero that has been injured, whether it be permanently or not, for us in this and every other war. Than you to their families for having famility members who believed and stood up. My sympathies and my heart are with these families.

I pray that our troops will all be home soon.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:09 pm
"My husband was in Desert Storm in command of a squadron."

Did you know that GHW Bush gave hussein the go ahead to invade Kuwait and take their gold?

They wrote a book about it.
The Immaculate Deception: Bush Crime Family Exposed: Russell S. Bowen...
He gave Hussein the go-ahead to invade Kuwait and then attacked him. Get this book along with The Conspirators: Confessions of an Iran-Contra Insider by Al Martin [which goes into the detail on the Bush Crime Family (especially GHW...
amazon.com/The-Immaculate-Deception-Family-Exposed...

I don't think you really understand much, Diane.
GHW Bush Told Saddam To Invade Kuwait To Increase US Oil Profits...
Finally, when clear warning was given by senior executives at Shell and BP that Saddam was going to invade Kuwait to take the Rumalia oilfields and offshore Leaked transcripts of discussions between US diplomats and Suddam Hussein in the days around the invasion confirm the Bush Administration's...
groups.google.com/group/alt.politics.usa.republican/msg/a...

GW Bush brought us $100 oil. Kids died for this anti american, bull sh*t!!! Treason in the real sense, not fox sense.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:18 pm
My heart breaks when I hear comments like Diane's on a post that was meant to honor our brave men and women. Being selfish and disrespectful seems to be apparent in comments she leaves on all threads. That is certainly her right, but may I suggest she not show her disrespect for our fallen heroes.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:26 pm
Rest In Peace all the Fallen Men and Women, who gave their all to their country. And bless all the families of the fallen who have to carry on without loved ones. To all the families who still have loved ones serving in foreign lands, keep up your good faith!
Since young I believed in Utopia ~ there really is no such thing, but I still hope for Peace!
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:28 pm

Well said, Carrie. My Dad was in WWII and Korea, my husband in Vietnam, so I do feel the pain of fear for those who have a loved one at war. We need too see those pictures, know those names and think about each one every day. Each photograph is someones father, son, brother, uncle, best friend, we must remember that each one is a real person. It is a lack of awareness that keeps these endless wars waging for profit.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:40 pm
My heart goes out to all that have served, died, suffered and were injured in all of these wars. I just wish we could someday stop having wars. I want the world to be at Peace. To love and help one another in times of need. Thanks Carrie
 

Carrie B. (300)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 1:57 pm
Like you Kit, my father, husband, brother, and all three of my children have served. My youngest son has been in the Army since 1995.

My dad was in the artillery at St. Vith when the Battle of the Bulge started. My husband a Marine Corps helicopter gunner in Viet Nam. I have nothing but respect for our military men and women whether they have been in combat or not. Military life is not easy at any time and during war time even those not in combat suffer a great hardship to their personal and family lives.

It is past time for all of our brave men and women to come home.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 2:53 pm
May we honor their memories, on both sides.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 4:13 pm
Peace
 

Winn Adams (192)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 4:15 pm
Honor their memories - do random acts of kindness.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 5:00 pm
Noted...thanks Carrie. When I think of all those who serve or have served, I think we should thank not only them but their families as well. It can't be easy to wait and wonder and have all the thoughts that must go through their minds, not to mention the added pressure of caring for their households and their families, mostly alone. I'd like to thank not only those who serve, but their families as well. I think their sacrifice, many times, is taken for granted if not forgotten. Ann B...very nice thought! I pray for peace. I think it's not only possible, it's what almost everyone wants.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday December 31, 2012, 3:40 am
noted, thank you Carrie
 

John Gregoire (255)
Monday December 31, 2012, 5:53 am
That's 6,626 too many! Thanks for this post Carrie. I wish we could put up a post identifying each of our people who die serving their country and do so every day that we lose someone. The rest of the "news" is worthless in comparison.
 
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