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These Veterans Served in Iraq.
They Sound Off About
What’s Going on There Today.

Daily Signal, by Melissa Quinn

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 8/17/2014 4:52:39 AM

It’s hard for Americans who fought in the war in Iraq to watch the rapid advances being made there by the brutal terrorist force that calls itself the Islamic State. Military veterans of the Iraq War told The Daily Signal that they were heartened that President Obama ordered airstrikes against the Islamic State. But, most said, they remain unsettled by the president’s decision to withdraw — and are concerned that the sacrifices and gains they made for Iraqi freedom were, in one soldier’s words, “for naught.” Besides a series of airstrikes to kill and scatter fighters of the Islamic State — formerly

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 8/17/2014 7:22:41 AM     (No. 9968813)

In the future, all politicians who vote us into these messes should be required by law to be among the very first boots on the ground.

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