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Gary,

Thank you for your service.

Sharon

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From: Gary L. Hodgson and Assoc. [mailto:ghodgson(--nospam--at)bellnet.ca] 
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 4:41 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: History, Not Politics

Ralph,
It is a truly regrettable thing over there.  I argued with a good friend

of mine from Florida- a fellow Canadian, who has immigrated there and 
was a strong Bush supporter, before this began.  Unfortunately I was 
right and I get no satisfaction from that.  I can only think of the 
tremendous waste of young lives - particularly the US troops as I am 
ex-military (as is my friend) and I met a lot of US service people when 
I was still in.  But how can you undo a mistake like that?  Looking at 
what I just wrote, I really don't have much to say but I thought you 
might like a little support.
Gary


Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> "We have been led into a trap from which it will be hard to escape 
> with dignity and honor.  We have been tricked into it by a withholding

> of information.  The Baghdad communiques are belated, insincere, 
> incomplete.  Things have been far worse than we have been told.  Our 
> administration more bloody and inefficient than the public knows.  We 
> are today not far from disaster."  (T. E. Lawrence dispatch from Iraq,

> 1919, as reported by The Berkeley Daily Planet newspaper)
>
> "If these people are crazy enough to kill each other over religious 
> differences, the United States has no business being in the middle."  
> (letter in today's San Francisco Chronicle)
>
> I strongly supported overthrowing Saddam's regime but now find myself 
> ruing every additional American life (3000 and counting) and dollar 
> ($300,000,000,000 and counting) wasted there.  Think what we could 
> have done here at home with that money -- practically every program 
> and tax cut anybody could think of.  I am thankful that none of my 
> family is "over there" and am sorry for those who are. 
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Ralph

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