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Why America Invaded Iraq

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I agree with Georges Sada.

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Faber said:

I agree with Georges Sada.

 

 

I like to think that the media I was subjected to in the Airforce was correct. Seeing the effects of WMDs used against Civilians. I joined up in the Airforce during Desert Shield. It turned into Desert Storm when I was in basic. When I enlisted I believe now that I enlisted for the wrong reasons. I wanted to go to foreign lands and kill people. I wanted to kick some Iraqi butt. In God's wisdom I never saw a day overseas while in the Airforce. After discharge I found myself sleeping overnight at the Marine Recruiter's office in the parking lot waiting for them to open.

 

I sobered up. I thank God now that I did not take anyone's life with the intent that existed in my then heart. I beleive I enlisted for all the wrong reasons. But this I am confident of today. The rest of my brothers in arms or at least the presence of the United States in Iraq were there for justifiable reasons.

 

God bless,

William

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