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No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

-- General George Patton Jr

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Are U.S. forces in Iraq taking adequate steps to protect civilians from harm during raids?

Yes64 %64 %64 % 64.79 % (46)
No18 %18 %18 % 18.31 % (13)
I do not know12 %12 %12 % 12.68 % (9)
I have no opinion4 %4 %4 % 4.23 % (3)
Other, please list in comments0 %0 %0 % 0.00 % (0)

Total votes: 71
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Re: Are U.S. forces in Iraq taking adequate steps to protect
by Anonymous
on Jan 18, 2004
I cannot imagine what else they could possibly do other than leave the country entirely to its own devices... which ain't gonna happen. Kinda makes me nostalgic for the by-gone days when armies and navies just met on a designated place of battle far from civilians (to the extent that ever actually did happen) and duked it out to the last standing man.
Nobody in this earth right now can defeat our military in the field, on the sea nor in the air... so they are trying to settle their beef(s) with us by hiding themselves amongst their own people... we're just doing the best we can.

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