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GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 4/8/04-Fallujah,Abu Ghraib
NASA, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters, the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 4/8/04 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil

Posted on 04/08/2004 7:10:53 AM PDT by Diogenesis

GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 4/8/04 - Fallujah, Abu Ghraib, Sadr City, Nasiriyah, Kirkuk, Mosul, Najaf

BREAKING: Fallujah - US Marine heroes in Liberated Iraq
BREAKING: Abu Ghraib - Behind enemy lines and MISSED OPPORTUNITY
BREAKING: Nasiriyah - Italian heroes protect Freedom
BREAKING: South Korean and Japanese hostages
BREAKING: Sadr City, Kirkuk, Mosul, Najaf


========= Fallujah =========

BREAKING: HEROES IN FALLUJAH

In Fallujah, US Marine heroes on patrol and watch
as they guard Freedom in Liberated Iraq,
this morning, Thursday April 8 2004.


In Fallujah, with the Iraqi special forces,
here heroes of a unit formed by Kurdish peshmerga.


BREAKING: BEHIND ENEMY LINES

In Fallujah, behind enemy lines firing at US heroes.


In Fallujah, women supporting Sunni terrorists
pose at the Abu Khanifa mosque.


=========== Baghdad ===========

South Korean and Japanese hostages
taken and tortured by terrorists who were not turned into glass.


========= Abu Ghraib =========

BREAKING: BEHIND ENEMY LINES

In Abu Ghraib, 21 miles northwest of Baghdad,
behind enemy lines and on the roof of the terrorist headquarters.


MISSED OPPORTUNITY

In Abu Ghraib, Sunni terrorists at a US supply vehicle.
Another opportunity missed to kill the terrorists.


BREAKING: --- MOVEMENT BEHIND ENEMY LINES

To Fallujah, Sunni and Shiite terrorists join forces
as they load food supplies on trucks before heading to Fallujah,
from the Um Al Qura mosque in west Baghdad,
this morning, Thursday April 8 2004.


========= Sadr City =========

BEHIND ENEMY LINES

In Sadr City,on the trail of Muqtada al-Sadr Shiite terrorists
and the Army of Mehdi at their HQ.


========= Kirkuk =========

Near Kirkuk, ~30 km away, on the trail of Muqtada al-Sadr terrorists.


========= Mosul =========

In Mosul, on the trail of Muqtada al-Sadr and Hamas terrorists.


========= Najaf =========

In Najaf, , on the trail of Muqtada al-Sadr terrorists
who guard the entrance of Ali's shrine
where they have replaced Iraqi police officers, previously guarding the shrine.


========= Nasiriyah =========

In Nasiriyah, Italian heroes guard and protect Freedom.


========= Solar Prominence from SOHO =========

Solar Prominence from SOHO


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Today the Democrats are attacking the USA in Washington, DC as the valiant US military
fights for Freedom around the Earth.

Won't you spend a few hours today helping for success in the War for Enduring Freedom? Thank you.


END OF TRANSMISSION 4/8/04 .......... K


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KEYWORDS: abughraib; alsadr; fallujah; kirkuk; mosul; muslims; najaf; nasiriyah; sadrcity
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1 posted on 04/08/2004 7:10:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: <1/1,000,000th%; 11B3; 2111USMC; 2Jedismom; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; A Ruckus of Dogs; AdA$tra; ...
Bump for GOTTA SEE THIS-War for Enduring Freedom 4/8/04 - Fallujah, Abu Ghraib, Sadr City, Nasiriyah, Kirkuk, Mosul, Najaf


2 posted on 04/08/2004 7:11:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: All

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3 posted on 04/08/2004 7:17:20 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: Diogenesis

If you support a terrorist,
you are a terrorist.
4 posted on 04/08/2004 7:21:52 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Diogenesis
Thank you Diog, bump.
5 posted on 04/08/2004 7:23:52 AM PDT by Khurkris (Ranger On..."Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything thats even remotely true.")
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To: Diogenesis
Excellent pics as usual
6 posted on 04/08/2004 7:26:49 AM PDT by bored at work (shhhhh.......I truly am)
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To: Diogenesis
I have been too consumed with other matters to watch the news or turn on the computer, so thanks for the ping. I thought by now we would be bombing that city to rubble.
7 posted on 04/08/2004 7:29:56 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: Diogenesis
What are those two women doing?
8 posted on 04/08/2004 7:30:12 AM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (Stop The Flow of Ketchup to China!! Vote for George Bush in 2004!)
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To: Diogenesis
Maybe it's me, but I think I see some target rich environments for a warthog and a few locations begging for a MOAB

What's all this p.c crap. Remember the highway of death in the first Gulf War. What were the consequences-none. The IDF blows up a guy in a wheelchair and what are the consequences. Two days of handwringing by the libs.

As for the Japanese and South Korean hostages. I would recommend "The Rape of Nanking" as bedtime reading for the towelheads. I also wouldn't want to tick off the ROK.

9 posted on 04/08/2004 7:32:52 AM PDT by MattinNJ (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.)
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To: Diogenesis
What steams me is this: The terrorists do stuff, and the left will only acknowledge it if it weakens the US and boosts their agenda.
Otherwise, the left ignores what goes on, and spits on our soldiers.

10 posted on 04/08/2004 7:36:53 AM PDT by Darksheare (Fortune for the day: Rocks may be thrown through the windows of the soul. Wear eye goggles.)
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To: Diogenesis
I hope they all head for Falujah and our men send them to Allah.
11 posted on 04/08/2004 7:38:00 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: LibWhacker
Or someone out of camera range has a gun to your childs head.
12 posted on 04/08/2004 7:38:49 AM PDT by stuartcr
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To: MattinNJ
I also wouldn't want to tick off the ROK.
The ROK interrogators did a great job in Nam. We need to bring 500-1000 of them into Iraq, and turn them loose. I am certain that when the ROKs get done, these ragheads will seriously modify their behavior.
13 posted on 04/08/2004 7:41:37 AM PDT by wjcsux (Charter Member, Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Look at the pics, guy.

Pay special attention to the one in post #4, too.

So?

...how would you fight this thing?

14 posted on 04/08/2004 7:47:47 AM PDT by Landru (Indulgences: 2 for a buck.)
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To: Landru
Your aren't thinking of sending a supply of "blankets" to the enemy. Surely not.
15 posted on 04/08/2004 7:56:36 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: Diogenesis
Your posts are another reason to donate to FReeRepublic..
16 posted on 04/08/2004 7:56:40 AM PDT by tubebender (My wild oats have turned to shredded wheat...)
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To: Landru
"...how would you fight this thing?"

With overwhelming force and relentless resolve...just like we're doing now!!

FReegards...MUD

17 posted on 04/08/2004 8:01:08 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Become a monthly donor......"What good am I...if I fail to FReep?!")
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To: kinghorse
"Your aren't thinking of sending a supply of "blankets" to the enemy. Surely not."

Damned right I am, King.

Those blankets would be wrapping several thousand cases of RF activated HE, too.

You were either kidding me, or?

...ya don't know me very well. {g}

18 posted on 04/08/2004 8:10:37 AM PDT by Landru (Indulgences: 2 for a buck.)
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To: MattinNJ; All
South Korean soldiers take up positions during a military drill for troops deployed in Iraq.


19 posted on 04/08/2004 8:16:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
looks like they are donating blood.
20 posted on 04/08/2004 8:19:33 AM PDT by buffyt (Condi Rice for President 2008!!!!!)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
Donating blood
21 posted on 04/08/2004 8:24:26 AM PDT by SZonian (The truth hurts, so bury it! (Liberal tagline))
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To: Landru
I was thinking of smallpox Indian Blankets. Are we already there on the outrage continuum? I figured the west would get down to business only after a stateside nuke attack. Still think you're a little early. We are early, somewhere around the "we can reason/feel good" stage. Dresden takes more outrageous behavior than just a few defiled corpses and running children at you loaded with bomb vests. Doesn't it?
22 posted on 04/08/2004 8:26:39 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: wjcsux
The ROK interrogators did a great job in Nam. We need to bring 500-1000 of them into Iraq, and turn them loose. I am certain that when the ROKs get done, these ragheads will seriously modify their behavior.

I heard from a nam vet that the ROK used to bring piano wire to hang suspected vc with. Instead of a quick snap of the neck, the vc would bounce up and down for a while. He told me that after the ROK arrived in a sector, vc activity dropped to nothing

He also told me that their camps were spotless and they would constantly train in the martial arts first thing in the morning.

23 posted on 04/08/2004 8:28:31 AM PDT by MattinNJ (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.)
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To: All

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24 posted on 04/08/2004 8:30:46 AM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra.)
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To: Diogenesis
Cool pic. Thanks.
25 posted on 04/08/2004 8:31:47 AM PDT by MattinNJ (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.)
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To: SZonian
#21
If they were donating blood, there would be some bandages,
and they would be supine and serious,
and there would be signs of a container for the blood.
IMHO, THIS is a terrorist-solidarity pose.
26 posted on 04/08/2004 8:31:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: MattinNJ; All
Hostage update


27 posted on 04/08/2004 8:32:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: kinghorse
"I was thinking of smallpox Indian Blankets. Are we already there on the outrage continuum? I figured the west would get down to business only after a stateside nuke attack. Still think you're a little early. We are early, somewhere around the "we can reason/feel good" stage. Dresden takes more outrageous behavior than just a few defiled corpses and running children at you loaded with bomb vests. Doesn't it?"

Guess you know me well enough, King.

The beginnings of a great friendship?
Maybe.

But we're gonna get along just fine in any event.

...I can *feel* it. ;^)

28 posted on 04/08/2004 8:33:17 AM PDT by Landru (Indulgences: 2 for a buck.)
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To: Mudboy Slim
Mudboy:

We're not using overwhelming force. We're pin-pricking. Overwhelming force would entail 2000lb JDAMs on all mosques, carpet bombing or MOABs on falluja, ramadi, najaf, and other shitholes occupied by the muslim terrorists, unrestrained deployment of heavy armor into those "cities", napalm, flamethrowers, and so on. The USMC should have learned from Hue City what it costs in US lives when we try to protect religious "shrines" - remember the Citadel? It ended up as a lot of rubble eventually because the NVA - like the vermin we are now fighting - were in it to the death.
29 posted on 04/08/2004 8:34:53 AM PDT by astounded
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To: MattinNJ
"I heard from a nam vet that the ROK used to bring piano wire to hang suspected vc with. Instead of a quick snap of the neck, the vc would bounce up and down for a while. He told me that after the ROK arrived in a sector, vc activity dropped to nothing

He also told me that their camps were spotless and they would constantly train in the martial arts first thing in the morning."

They still lost though!
30 posted on 04/08/2004 8:50:49 AM PDT by Dave Elias
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To: MattinNJ
One of my cousins (Recon USMC 69-71) told me that he watched the ROCS interrogate the VC. They would ask them in a polite manner what they knew. If they didn't talk, they would take 3 to 4 of them on a helicopter ride. They would fly approximately 1000 ft AGL at around 120 KTS IAS. They would then pick one of these VC guys at random, and throw him out. The rest very willingly cooperated.
31 posted on 04/08/2004 8:55:06 AM PDT by wjcsux (Charter Member, Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: astounded
I still do not understand fully the trepidation. My view, gained only from armchair quarterback distance, is we have yet to decide whether or not we intend to gain a victory in this small war. Nothing yet suggests to me we seek to gain military victory, and we continue to sacrifice good men so as to be sensitive to terrorist feelings on a range of issues. I would like a policy maker to stand before American and explain how the sacrifice of one soldier is preferred to that of even a million smelly foreign savages bent on our destruction.

And whats with the DOD POLICY OF STRUCTURING OUR FORCES TO BE ABLE TO FIGHT AND WIN A MAJOR WAR AND A HALF WAR? Tell me Rummy just what is this--a major war? IF SO, why not WIN? If not why are we panting so hard? War and a half---geesh.
32 posted on 04/08/2004 8:58:43 AM PDT by petertare (truth, justice and the American way)
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To: wjcsux
The South Korean hostages reportedly were just released.
Will hear more from FReepers now that Condi Rice has finished.
33 posted on 04/08/2004 8:59:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: astounded
Amen to that.
34 posted on 04/08/2004 8:59:40 AM PDT by rnj3123
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To: All
CPA HQ now Baghdad.


35 posted on 04/08/2004 9:02:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: Diogenesis
I hope the Japanese and ROK throw 20-30 thousand "peacekeepers" the Iraqi'a way. I don't think they will be p.c. in their response.
36 posted on 04/08/2004 9:06:25 AM PDT by MattinNJ (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.)
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To: wjcsux
Works for me. War is hell.
37 posted on 04/08/2004 9:07:21 AM PDT by MattinNJ (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.)
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To: Diogenesis
Please add me to your ping list.

You can remove my old username "Britton J Wingfield" if you like.

Thanks :)
38 posted on 04/08/2004 9:07:32 AM PDT by wingnutx (Are you a monthly donor? Why not? (the freeper formerly known as Britton J Wingnutx))
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To: Diogenesis
BUMP.

How much more will the civilised world take.
39 posted on 04/08/2004 9:41:43 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: SZonian; buffyt
Donating blood

Thanks! I guess it's obvious, but I thought maybe they were doing something weird, lol.

40 posted on 04/08/2004 9:50:37 AM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (Stop The Flow of Ketchup to China!! Vote for George Bush in 2004!)
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To: Diogenesis
Apparently the Mooslims haven't played with ROK troops yet. They won't like that game either.
41 posted on 04/08/2004 9:52:37 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: Diogenesis
Great stuff!

Walt

42 posted on 04/08/2004 10:00:10 AM PDT by WhiskeyPapa (Virtue is the uncontested prize.)
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To: Diogenesis; MJY1288; xzins; Calpernia; TEXOKIE; Alamo-Girl; windchime; Grampa Dave; ...
Thank you, Diogenesis!

========= Fallujah =========

 BREAKING: HEROES IN FALLUJAH

In Fallujah, US Marine heroes on patrol and watch
as they guard Freedom in Liberated Iraq,
...Thursday April 8 2004.

 


43 posted on 04/08/2004 10:06:49 AM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl (Marine in Fallujah 4/7 to father re. terrorists:"if they have not left town, they are going to die.")
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Hey Rag God Bless. I will send you email soon. You know about stuff. I have great news for you.

Humble
Bogdan
44 posted on 04/08/2004 10:25:50 AM PDT by bogdanPolska12
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To: Diogenesis

Volunteer worker Noriaki Imai was one of three Japanese nationals that were kidnapped by a terrorist group in Iraq. Three Japanese nationals, including a woman, and eight South Koreans were reportedly being held hostage in Iraq, adding a new element of chaos to the fiercest fighting between US-led forces and insurgents since Baghad fell a year ago.(AFP/JIJI Press/File)

Nahoko Takato, a Japanese aid worker, is shown in this undated photo. Takato is believed to be one of three Japanese civilians who have been taken hostage in Iraq and have been threatened with death unless their country withdraws its troops from the U.S.-led coalition, news reports said Thursday, April 8, 2004. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Soichiro Koriyama is shown in this undated photo. Koriyama, 32, a freelance journalist, is believed to be one of three Japanese civilians who have been taken hostage in Iraq and have been threatened with death unless their country withdraws its troops from the U.S.-led coalition, news reports said Thursday, April 8, 2004. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

A still from South Korean television network MBC shows South Korean church minister Kim Sang-mi being interviewed in Baghdad after she escaped an Iraqi armed group April 8, 2004. Seven South Korean members of a church group have been taken hostage in Iraq the South Korean foreign ministry said on Thursday. An Iraqi group detained the seven church ministers earlier on Thursday near Baghdad. (MBC TV/Reuters)

Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda speaks to reporters during at a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo April 8, 2004 after three Japanese nationals were kinapped and were being held hostage in Iraq. Japan has no plan to withdraw its troops from southern Iraq and demanded the immediate release of three civilian hostages taken by a previously unknown Iraqi group, Fukuda said on Thursday. REUTERS/Issei Kato

45 posted on 04/08/2004 10:29:19 AM PDT by TexKat (Just because you did not see it or read it, that does not mean it did or did not happen.)
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To: astounded
"We're not using overwhelming force. We're pin-pricking. Overwhelming force would entail 2000lb JDAMs on all mosques, carpet bombing or MOABs on falluja, ramadi, najaf, and other shitholes occupied by the muslim terrorists, unrestrained deployment of heavy armor into those "cities", napalm, flamethrowers, and so on."

Of course you are right that we are not using our full contingent of weaponry, but such is the burden of being the GoodGuys who do everything we can to minimize the deaths of innocent civilians. A few days ago, I spent many posts debating why we could not simply NUKE FALLUJAH!! While I want to do everything we can to minimize the loss of our soldiers, America cannot help but be the GoodGuys in any conflict in which we are engaged. In the long run, the Moral Authority that we retain by minimizing the loss of innocent life ultimately saves military lives as the vast majority of the folks we are liberating come to recognize our efforts and eventually shun those who snuff out innocent lives as a battle strategy.

That said, if we know a concentration of insurgents are holed up in a particular Mosque, by all means, drop a MOAB on it and rid the world of that concentration of vermin!!

Mosques can always be rebuilt.

FReegards...MUD

46 posted on 04/08/2004 10:33:40 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (Become a monthly donor......"What good am I...if I fail to FReep?!")
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
Blood Donation!
47 posted on 04/08/2004 10:37:44 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (John Fedayeen Kerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
We are winning ~ the bad guys are losing ~ trolls, terrorists, democrats and the mainstream media are sad ~ very sad!

~~ Bush/Cheney 2004 ~~

48 posted on 04/08/2004 10:40:19 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Thanks for the ping!
49 posted on 04/08/2004 10:41:25 AM PDT by F14 Pilot (John Fedayeen Kerry - the Mullahs' regime candidate)
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This is exactly the way it should be! Terrorists fighting U.S. Troops that are fully equipped to fight them back and administer a first class a$$-kickin'! The more gather to take on our troops, the fewer there are to do what they want to do around the rest of the world!

This whole war is accomplishing so much more than anyone anticipated. It's also a perfect example of the troops putting their asses on the line to protect their loved ones and all Americans back home! I know it's their job. None of them, oh by the way, looked too terribly distraught. I saw many smiles in those pics. It must be nice being part of the best trained, best managed, best equipped military force in the history of the world and to be taking on walking dirtbags.

SEMPER FI fellas! Godspeed to each and every one of you!!!

50 posted on 04/08/2004 10:48:11 AM PDT by wingster
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