They're taking a stand against the war, one step at a time

  • Article by: RANDY FURST , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 28, 2008 - 7:47 PM

A small group of protesters is marching 450 miles from Chicago to St. Paul to join demonstrators at the Republican National Convention.

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jadeopJul. 29, 08 8:08 AM

I have to wonder how many of these protesters would be willing to stand up and fight if this country would be invaded..... it is always easy to stand up for something but the true Americans are the first to understand that if we stand by and do nothing the enemy will be in our back yards before we know it. Maybe those who protest this war should go over there and see what is really happening and not just do by what the media wants us to believe. There have been many wonderful things that have happened there that we don't hear about.... and if those ppl have a chance to enjoy freedome like we do then maybe this is all worth it. I am a mother with two sons in Iraq....and believe me I don't like war...but at the same time I can't stand sitting here knowing that we might blow the only chance these ppl have

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ThomasKirkJul. 29, 0812:58 PM

Never in my 62 years has there been the slightest danger of being "invaded" by anyone! Our foreign policy has been dominated by an abject fear of first godless Communists and now Muslim terrorists which has NO RELATIONSHIP to reality. the right-wing warmongers need to quit spending my country into poverty while schools, infrastructure and health care decline.

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Rebel58Jul. 29, 08 1:06 PM

Dumbya the War-Monger rammed the WMDs deception down America's throat to garner just enough sheeple support to launch an illegitimate invasion of a sovereign nation. When that lie became obvious, the corrupt bushco regime morphed the deception to reflect whatever enough American sheeple were willing to accept. The only benefit from this war has been to dumya's military-industrial cronies, sucking our treasury dry like leeches and leaving our economy in a shambles. It was not the obligation of our soldiers to free the Iraqi people from tyranny. But with all that oil underneath Iraqi sand, it sure makes for a nice, deceptive cover lie. Anybody who believes this war has made us safer is the kind of fool the buscho regime still counts on to continue the justification of their illegitimate, imperialistic war-mongering.

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ThomasKirkJul. 29, 08 1:38 PM

I went to Vietnam "to see" and all I saw was that my country had invaded another country, which posed zero threat to us, and murdered millions of people. Now we've done it again in Iraq although I don't think we're up to a million deaths yet. This is all about stealing someone else's oil, NOT liberty or terrorism.

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jadeopJul. 29, 08 3:41 PM

I hope and pray that all of those who seem to think that this country will never be invaded are right.... my mother must of thought the same over 60 yrs ago when her home town in Prussia was invaded by the Russians.... it was a city of over 200,000 people...they too thought it would never happened... but that is what happens when we least expect it....

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schultzwJul. 30, 08 7:40 AM

All I'm hearing is regurgitation of what the left wing bloggers say. Find some facts and learn them. Was some of the strategy flawed? Perhaps. But to say this war was only for oil is just plain stupid and misinformed. Understand how the oil market works, and then we'll talk. I laugh (and cringe) at how our comrade Rebel calls Pres. Bush "dumbya," yet accuses the same administration of mass deception. Which is it? Thomas Kirk, don't tell me we have an irrational fear of "Muslim terrorists." Do you remember 9/11. I'm not bringing that up for shock value. The fact is, they attacked us then, and they attacked American and western targets before then, and surely they still want to. I expect to hear back from some of you, so please try to word your responses in somewhat coherent and grammatically correct English; it'll make it a lot easier for the rest of us to read.

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tvzzJul. 30, 0812:51 PM

the war in iraq appears to be stabilizing. the time is now or near to start the removal of our troops. this is also being requested by iraq's government. hopefully, we can transition their army to take over the majority of the residual work. one question remains "can iraq's government survive without our help?" i have an additional question to the marchers. are they also protesting the conflict in Afghanistan? if not, why?

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