Two soldiers who co-wrote NYT op-ed on war have died

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12 Responses to “Two soldiers who co-wrote NYT op-ed on war have died”

  1. riomx says:

    “I hope everyone feels equally sad when those soldiers who do support the war in Iraq are killed, because it’s just as tragic.”

    [sarcasm]Yes, because people actually make the distinction between soldiers who support and those who don’t. And boy, you know how much people hate soldiers who support the war![/sarcasm]

    Your comment was supremely idiotic. I can’t stand when people try to take focus off of what is actually being discussed and totally miss the point of a post.

    We’re mourning the soldiers who died. They deserve some respect, not someone going “oh yeah, well what about these other guys instead?”

  2. Teresa Nielsen Hayden/Moderator says:

    Good words, Riomx.

  3. klg19 says:

    I actually JUST saw this over at the nytimes.com Opinion page. It made me cry.

    So much senseless death.

  4. Niño Ternura says:

    One of the soldiers, Sgt. Omar Mora was ecuadorian born and their families are waiting for visas so they can go to the funeral, the ecuadorian government (who is against the war) is looking into paying for their expenses.

    http://www.ecuadorinmediato.com/espanol/mostrarnoticia.php?id=38&noticiaid=60567

  5. papamook says:

    You’re a moron DragonPhyre.

    America has been making enemies in the middle-east for decades, the War in the Gulf never really ended.

  6. phasor3000 says:

    I hope everyone feels equally sad when those soldiers who do support the war in Iraq are killed, because it’s just as tragic.

  7. phasor3000 says:

    Yeah, let’s just get out of there and let them go back to killing each other instead of us…

  8. Christopher says:

    Well, gee, that doesn’t look at all suspicious…

  9. phasor3000 says:

    They died when the five-ton cargo truck in which they were riding overturned.

    Rove vanishes from public view, then this happens. Coincidence? I think not!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Rest In Peace you true heroes of democracy

  11. DragonPhyre says:

    We need to just set up a puppet government already, and get the heck out of there.

    That, or send in all of our super-max prisoners over there… Armed to the teeth, with whatever weapon they want (Machine gun? Machete? Flamethrower? Chainsaw?) and as much ammo/fuel as they can carry, with a neck collar with C4 explosives and a satellite-uplink, and a helmet-mounted camera and microphone with the instructions: “Go nuts, buddy.”

    They start killing other ‘soldiers’, they get exploded.

    They make any attempt to remove the collar, or help remove the collar of another ‘soldier’, they get exploded.

    Basically, unless they are killing the bad guys–they get exploded.

    They aren’t playing for money, or prizes. They aren’t even playing for their freedom. They are just killing to kill. It’s what they want, so that’s what they will get.

  12. Anonymous says:

    I became profoundly sad at breakfast when reading this. It’s just a meat grinder over there, regardless of what General Betray Us tells Congress.

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