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Military appreciation

2003-03-03 21:35:33.329774+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Over at Sgt Stryker's Daily Briefing there's a report of a woman in uniform getting hassled in Oakland. I'm still of the opinion that war in Iraq is inevitable, but mainly because of the mistakes of a bunch of bozos. Anyway, having become more aware recently of what various people will give to maintain the culture that I call home, I must remember to personally thank the next person I see in uniform.

Speaking of which, Dori links to a report that quite a few of the British "human shields" are leaving Baghdad now that they've realized that they don't get any say in what they're shielding, and are in reality going to be positioned around mixed-use or military installations. Again, over at SSDB, Sparkey looks at the Geneva convention and asks "Human Shields or Mercenaries?".

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#Comment made: 2003-03-03 22:03:08.319364+00 by: meuon

Note: That person in uniform will REALLY appreciate it.

#Comment made: 2003-03-07 04:43:40.791957+00 by: baylink

You know, I hear about all these principled "human shields" leaving Iraq... and I'm reminded of Yet Another Spider Quote: "If a principle isn't worth dying for, it's not a principle, it's a theory".

Which leads directly to a quote often attributed on the web to me, but I stole it from <mumble>: "The difference between theory and practice is much greater in practice than in theory".

#Comment made: 2003-03-07 20:41:49.693834+00 by: John Anderson

"The difference between theory and practice? In theory, there isn't one."

Not quite sure where I heard that first...

#Comment made: 2003-03-10 23:32:38.693123+00 by: Mark A. Hershberger

Leaving aside the stupidity of human shields, I think there are still alternatives to war.