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Only One In Congress Has Enlisted Son In Military (english)
06 Jan 2003
Modified: 08 Jan 2003
It tutns out that the congress that spinelessly voted for this war does NOT have children in the enlisted ranks of the military (except ONE!). They declare war; YOU or YOUR children DIE!

New York Congressman Rangel says:

"Carrying out the administration's policy toward Iraq will require long-term sacrifices by the American people, particularly those who have sons and daughters in the military. Yet the Congress that voted overwhelmingly to allow the use of force in Iraq includes only one member who has a child in the enlisted ranks of the military just a few more have children who are officers."
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No rich boys on front line (english)
08 Jan 2003
Politicians are all wealthy people compared to the soldiers who have traditionally done the fighting and dying on the front line infantry squads. In WW II and Korea those grunts amounted to about 90% of casualties. Sons of politicians and of the rich are usually given safe jobs with no more danger than a day spent working on a farm back home. They are not found in rifle squads

Now, modern American wars are now very different in the way that they are now fought against third world countries. We have an unlimited supply of bombs and planes that can safely be used to bombs the shit out of all poor countries. All important civilian infrastructure facilities are destroyed and this insures that tens of thousands, indeed millions of innocent human being will die from the starvation and decease that will result.

This week a UN study was released, indicated that the war in Iraq will kill 500,000 Iraquis. The American strategy is to safely bomb the hell out of countries and to pay local volunteers to do the ground fighting. After the massive bombing there is no longer any need for large numbers of troops to face each other in combat. What remains is mostly a cleanup operation in a devastated country.