The price of a soldier - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
September 26th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
CaptBuddha has been baned several days ago:
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=4351
September 27th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
What he said was pretty stupid.
Again assuming the 2nd Gulf War was about the oil.
If it's about oil, it's just cheaper to have Saddam Hussein under bribe or guarantee that as long as he supplies oil, the west won't go in. The kind of thing Europe wanted. War to take over the oil facilities etc. is just economically unfeasable. This is why I don't believe it's about the oil.

But before you totally disregard oil as merely "materialistic," let's consider what products depend on oil.
Roads (Asphalt)
Everything plastic... EVERYTHING plastic. Look around you and start listing.
Fuel that runs cars, planes etc.
Power for the cities

So basically if you really do ask is this worth fighting for, then the answer is "yes." Actually it is. You cannot maintain your way of life (which is important, though self righteous lefties often say it's not) if you lose your supply of oil.
So just to say that the war IS about oil, just for the sake of argument, then....
That Captainbuddha's ability to sit on a chair (if plastic, then directly of oil, or if by wood, then electricity for cutting provided by oil), sit in front of a computer (casing in plastic and metal parts again made by power from oil), under an artificial light (oil), in an airconditioned room (oil) listening to music (CD plastic, oil for power) depends on the people fighting abroad.
September 27th, 2004  
Judas
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doody
I would hate to see what would happen if you made that argument infront of a few soldiers who served in Iraq.
Seriously, my cousin came back from Iraq for two weeks and flipped out when the cashier at the quick-stop wouldnt accept his military id card for purchase of tobacco...During those two weeks I'm surprised he hasnt heard anything "anti-war" (It would be obvious if he heard, trust me)
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September 27th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Judas
Seriously, my cousin came back from Iraq for two weeks and flipped out when the cashier at the quick-stop wouldnt accept his military id card for purchase of tobacco...During those two weeks I'm surprised he hasnt heard anything "anti-war" (It would be obvious if he heard, trust me)
I've ran into a few anti-war people since I have been back from Iraq. All of them have been quite respectful. Most of them say some thing like "I am sorry that you had to be over there" or "I think we have no right to be over there." They look pretty shocked when I tell them I have no regrets and I would not complain if I get sent back over. Their eyes get pretty wide when I tell them that I actually volunteered to go. 8) They will never understand!!!
September 27th, 2004  
Focus Fate
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 03USMC
What is a solider worth? Once again with the anti war rhetoric huh?
You don't have to agree with the reasons nor the conduct of the present campaigns. That is your right.

However your comparing the price of a barrel of oil to what the life of a solider, sailor ,airman , or Marine is worth does a disservice to them and once again is in poor taste.
Damn straight 03