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April 8, 2008 |
Post to the Host:
We lost our son in Iraq in August. Thank you for your wonderful column on the military attitude toward Iraq. So often we are asked, "Well what did your son think about our Iraq policy?". When we say that it didn't matter what he thought in terms of doing his job, people don't seem to understand. Now we can hand them a copy of your article because YOU GET IT. Thanks for appreciating and understanding…
Jim and Marilyn C.
Our hearts go out to you, is all I can say. The loss of a child is life's cruelest blow. Four-thousand of our people have died and after five years there is no end in sight. I think there never was a coherent policy, but I stand in admiration of your son's spirit and his dedication to duty. He is part of a proud tradition that goes back to General Washington's army, many of whom got discouraged and deserted the cause, most of whom stuck to their guns, despite it all. We honor our troops for their loyalty and dedication, even as we hold our representatives responsible for the policy.