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  •  You know perfectly well that becoming enlisted (2+ / 0-)
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    in the armed forces doesn't give you the power to control where those forces are sent.   Someone who thinks the military should be used to do a particular task doesn't change the fact that it's NOT being used for that task by enlisting in it.  Once enlisted you're ordered to go what you're told, whether that's in the service of the thing that made you decide to enlist for or not.

    You're dishonestly trolling.    Or you're actually so dumb that you really think that a newly enlisted private gets to decide which nation to invade.

    The fact that these are the only two options is your fault.

    •  Let me put it this way (0+ / 0-)

      I know what the Army does or doesn't do, I was in it.
      Were you?  If not, its only a guess on your part, thanks for you opinion.

      My point, which you missed, is that you shouldn't advocate sending people into war if yore not willing to do it yourself.
      Thats a typically Republican thing to do.

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:10:34 AM PST

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      •  Your new point is better than your original point. (0+ / 0-)

        But stop being a condescending ass by saying I "missed" the point.  I didn't "miss" it because that's NOT what you actually said.  You didn't say the same thing this time as what you said the first time.  There is a massive difference between saying people should be willing to join the war they advocate for and saying the first step to advocating for a war is to join up FIRST before you know whether or not you will be successful at getting the army to be deployed to the war you had in mind.  The chances are much higher that if you do that you'll end up in a different war than the one you advocated.  Once you join up you don't get to pick where you're sent.

        Don't blame other people when the words you use mean something different from what you were attempting to say.

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