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Posted by andreas from dtm2-t7-2.mcbone.net ( on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 2:31PM :

"Maybe the media are displaying such a total lack of interest in whether our GI Joes and Janes will make it through Saddam's nightmare simply because most haven't served and can't identify with a fighting force made up of kids who come from poor families with nada political pull in an America that's fast becoming too much like England circa 1600, a land of serfs and the privileged who sit above the salt."

"Kids who are primarily from the wrong side of the railroad tracks where the used pickup trucks are parked, who didn't go to Yale, Stanford or the other elite schools in between. The same kids who've filled body bags and been screwed over by Veterans Affairs since the Greatest Generation members were given their due during and after World War II. "

-- andreas
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