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 Post subject: At Army School for Officers, Blunt Talk About Iraq
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:18 am 
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[url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/us/14army.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1192370940-tkDnyquHDivtqCOE975wug]At an Army School for Officers, Blunt Talk About Iraq
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As the war grinds through its fifth year, Fort Leavenworth has become a front line in the military’s tension and soul-searching over Iraq. Here at the base on the bluffs above the Missouri River, once a frontier outpost that was a starting point for the Oregon Trail, rising young officers are on a different journey — an outspoken re-examination of their role in Iraq.

At least we have gotten this to the talking stage...

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The article wrote:
“We have an obligation that if our civilian leaders give us an order, unless it is illegal, immoral or unethical, then we’re supposed to execute it, and to not do so would be considered insubordinate,” said Major Timothy Jacobsen, another student. “How do you define what is truly illegal, immoral or unethical? At what point do you cross that threshold where this is no longer right, I need to raise my hand or resign or go to the media?”

Welp, I think for starters, you should have paid attention to the situation from Iraq from the beginning.

Or if it turns out, as we go along, that our motivation for going was a real lie, then you've got to do some serious thinking.

But I think there's a more practical question to ask:

"Is this war really worth it?"

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I think the mind set of too many in our country is that if we are winning whatever we do is worth it. Since Iraq is such a mess, people are questioning.

Is this just human nature? If so, I am not in favor of human nature I guess. I would prefer we not start these things, period!

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