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Re: Near 4,000 in 5 years...

You said:" Taking into consideration the whole concept of war, less than 1,000 American deaths per year isn't too bad when you look at the number of American deaths in any other war. Do not get me wrong, a soldier dying is not OK with me but I know it is a cost of war." But wars like this one don't have to happen. One death is tragic in these circumstances. And what about the 500,000-1,000,000 Iraqi civilian deaths during that same period of time? You said: "I don't get these protestors. They think they're right or justified in what they do. Don't protest the war. It makes it seem like you are against the troops. Instead of holding a sign that reads something derogative, try holding one that shows them we love 'em!" What derogatory comments did you see on the signs? "End the War," "Peace Now," "Five Years too Many," etc. What's derogatory about that? This is how well the media has done their job: people automatically think "support the troops" means the same as "support the war". Wars aren't about winning or losing. Everyone loses in war, even the "winners". It is our duty in a democracy to protest when our government isn't acting in our best interests.

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