Peace marchers from across upstate NY...

Peace marchers from across upstate NY to rally at Fort Drum

There are 40 comments on the Newsday story from May 7, 2008, titled Peace marchers from across upstate NY to rally at Fort Drum. In it, Newsday reports that:

Opponents to the war in Iraq will join together from across upstate New York beginning this week for a 10-day march to the U.S. Army's Fort Drum in northern New York.

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Cooter

Flushing, NY

#22 May 15, 2008
Anyone that talks bad about our country and out commander and chief doesn't diserve to be researched.
Miles Manchester

Brooklyn, NY

#23 May 15, 2008
Cooter, Let me make it easy for you. Here is a link for info. on David Hackworth. Before his death last year from cancer, probably caused by exposure to agent orange in Vietnam, his was the most highly decorated veteran in America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hackworth#...

You called this man and the others on my earlier list "communist losers". And you don't think any of them deserve to be "researched". Here's another idea . Research the military awards of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

The people I listed served honorably and in some cases with great distinction. Their opinions should be carefully considered.
Cooter

United States

#24 May 15, 2008
If you are going to be voting in our upcoming presidential election based on military awards your choice should be easy.

“The Wise One”

Since: Sep 07

The Heart of the Heartland

#25 May 15, 2008
Cooter wrote:
If you are going to be voting in our upcoming presidential election based on military awards your choice should be easy.
Exactly....
Miles Manchester

Brooklyn, NY

#26 May 15, 2008
Cooter wrote:
If you are going to be voting in our upcoming presidential election based on military awards your choice should be easy.
Nice try (changing the subject) You called one of the most highly decorated veterans in American History a "communist loser". For you to disagree with those who advocate for peace is fine but to show such disrespect for David Hackworth and all of the rest of those military veterans in my previous posting is too low for me to describe.

I suggest you and mrbobf open that internet link to Col. Hackworth's record and read it. Then show some decency by posting an apology to his widow.
Brian Fellow

Corinth, ME

#27 May 15, 2008
Art Wlodarek wrote:
Put all these marches in uniform and send them to to Iraq to end the war if they can. Shame on you all.
Great idea Art! I hate it when people don’t support the troops or the war! By the way, when does your unit ship out?[Oh, and before you ask, I am a veteran.]
Cooter

Richboro, PA

#29 May 15, 2008
Who gives a rat’s ass? What makes his widow any different than any other widow?? If these communist scums are so for peace, I guess they shouldn't have signed up, or at least not reenlisted time after time.
poop

Bayport, NY

#30 May 19, 2008
i want to go
Raiders

United States

#31 May 20, 2008
Miles Manchester wrote:
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Nice try (changing the subject) You called one of the most highly decorated veterans in American History a "communist loser". For you to disagree with those who advocate for peace is fine but to show such disrespect for David Hackworth and all of the rest of those military veterans in my previous posting is too low for me to describe.
I suggest you and mrbobf open that internet link to Col. Hackworth's record and read it. Then show some decency by posting an apology to his widow.
Wow, Col. David Hackworth, can't believe someone else actually knows about his guy, "To Steel My Soldier's Heart", greatest book I've read...this guys leadership saved 100's of lives in Vietnam, and turned this rag tag outfit into a fighting machine that the enemy would run in fear when they heard they were fighting the 4/39th....wish he was still around today, he was against this Iraq war, knew it was repeating Vietnam all over again, the war strategies were wrong, poor leadership at very top to bottom..."Stay alert, Stay Alive" DH
randy

Binghamton, NY

#32 Jul 5, 2008
A true patriot wrote:
Nothing like supporting our troops.
I think protesting at an Army Base, where our dedicated soldiers and their FAMILIES live is a little too far.
These men and women are dedicating their lives to our country and this is how we repay them... Bravo liberal New York
I dont like war, but we would not be where we are today with out
michie

Binghamton, NY

#33 Jul 5, 2008
opinions are great!
michie

Binghamton, NY

#34 Jul 5, 2008
WHY
Brian Fellow

Corinth, ME

#35 Jul 7, 2008
Cooter wrote:
If you are going to be voting in our upcoming presidential election based on military awards your choice should be easy.
Just wondering Cooter, did you vote based on military awards in 2004? or 2000? If you only go by military experience and ribbons they you must have voted for both Gore and Kerry. Did you know that MOST of the decorated combat veterans in the Senate and the House are Democrats?
jman

Rochester, NY

#36 Jul 8, 2008
With the exception of John McCain of course.

It is funny to me when I see liberals, assuming you are one, bringing out military medals when it works for them, while discounting them when it comes to the brilliance of General David Patraeus.

The left had no problem calling Patraeus a traitor, while those decorated democrats in the senate (ie. John Murtha) tried and convicted honorable marines who were later exhonerated in the Haditha incident. Murtha never apologized.

Or what about the "honorable" and decorated General Clark, who dismissed McCains service and told us all that "getting shot down does not make one qualified for CIC".

Or what about the left wing in America describig John McCains experiences as a prisoner of war as anything but torture, when he was tortured, while claiming that keeping Al Qaeda operatives in a cold room with loud music is torture.
Just Saying

Laurel, MD

#37 Jul 8, 2008
Miles Manchester wrote:
Has there ever been a time when so many retired US military officers have spoken out publicly in opposition to a war? If you are still in support of this war, please read what these people have said and written.
Brig. Gen. Mark Scheid, Lt. Gen. William Odom, Maj. Gen. John Batiste, Gen. Merrill "Tony" McPeak, Adm. Stansfield Turner, Gen. Anthony Zinni, Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, Gen. Wesley Clark, Adm. William Crowe, Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Retired Major Gen. Paul Eaton, Army Maj. Gen. John Riggs, Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, General Paul Eaton, Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack,
Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, Col. David Hackworth, Smedley Butler
"Smedley Butler"? LOL!

If HE was speaking out against the War in Iraq, that would be quite an accomplishment, considering that he's been dead for decades!
GMAN

Gilbert, AZ

#38 Jul 10, 2008
Can someone flag(spam) this idiot for me. Thanks guys.

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/rts/721213949.h...
REALLY LET THEM BE

Watertown, NY

#39 Jul 23, 2008
IF YOU WANT TO PROTEST DO IT AT YOUR OWN TOWN OR GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE OR SOMETHING WHAT DO YOU THINK FT DRUM ALONE CAN JUST BE LIKE OK WE ARE GOING TO END THE WAR CAUSE THEIR ARE 1000 COWARDS OUTSIDE OF OUR GATE THAT RATHER BE PRISONERS AND NOT HAVE FREEDOM. WHATS THE POINT ANYWAYS JUST TO MAKE A POINT MAKE A MYSPACE PROFILE OR SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU GUYS SURE ARENT GOING TO GET THRU THE GATES. ITS ASHAMED THAT THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO IRAQ AND AFGHAN FOR 15 MONTHS AND THEN INSTEAD OF COMING HOME AND RESTING WITH THEIR LOVED ONES THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOU ANTI WAR GUYS. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH WANTING PEACE BUT DONT FORGET THAT IF WE JUST SIT HERE AND LET COUNTRIES DESTROY THEMSELVES THATS NOT PEACE AND DONT FORGET THAT IF WE SIT HERE AND LET SOMEONE TAKE OUR FREEDOM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US ON AMERICAN SOIL THAT IS NOT PEACE. IN FACT YOU NOT LETTING THESE SOLDIERS REST AND REGAIN STRENGTH FROM THEIR LONG TRIP IN FORIEGN LAND IS NOT PEACE. THESE REBEL LEADERS WERE KILLING THERE OWN PEOPLE AND IF WE WERENT DOING ANYTHING YOU GUYS WOULD JUST BE PROTESTING ABOUT HOW THEY SHOULDNT BE DOING THAT. HOW ABOUT YOU PROTEST AGAINST PEOPLE WHO SEND THESE GUYS TO WAR INSTEAD OF BOTHERING THE SOLDIERS THEMSELVES ITS NOT LIKE THEY CAN SAY HEY WE DONT WANT TO GO. ITS NOT LIKE THEY CAN JUST SAY I WANT PEACE THEY DO WHAT IS NECCESSARY TO PROTECT YOU AND THEIR FAMILIES. INSTEAD OF PUTTING MORE STRESS IN THEIR LIVES LETS JUST LET THEM BE AND LET THEM RELAX THEY ARE PEOPLE TOO AND YOU HAVE TO ADMIT YOU HAVE TO BE PRETTY BRAVE AND PRETTY UN SELFISH TO GIVE 15MONTHS OF YOUR LIFE SO YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRIES FREEDOM. IM ALL ABOUT PEACE I JUST THINK THE SOLDIERS NEED TO BE LEFT ALONE THEYVE GONE THROUGH ENOUGH AND THEY CANT STOP IT ANYWAYS. BOTHER THE POLITICIANS OR SOMETHING THEY MADE THE DESICIONS AND THEY ARENT BUSY GIVING UP THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY LIKE THE SOLDIERS THEY ARE JUST ROLLING AROUND IN LIMOS DECIDING HOW MUCH GAS IS GOING TO GO UP TOMORROW.
Brian Fellow

Corinth, ME

#40 Jul 24, 2008
REALLY LET THEM BE wrote:
IF YOU WANT TO PROTEST DO IT AT YOUR OWN TOWN OR GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE OR SOMETHING WHAT DO YOU THINK FT DRUM ALONE CAN JUST BE LIKE OK WE ARE GOING TO END THE WAR CAUSE THEIR ARE 1000 COWARDS OUTSIDE OF OUR GATE THAT RATHER BE PRISONERS AND NOT HAVE FREEDOM. WHATS THE POINT ANYWAYS JUST TO MAKE A POINT MAKE A MYSPACE PROFILE OR SOMETHING BECAUSE YOU GUYS SURE ARENT GOING TO GET THRU THE GATES. ITS ASHAMED THAT THESE GUYS ARE GOING TO IRAQ AND AFGHAN FOR 15 MONTHS AND THEN INSTEAD OF COMING HOME AND RESTING WITH THEIR LOVED ONES THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH YOU ANTI WAR GUYS. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH WANTING PEACE BUT DONT FORGET THAT IF WE JUST SIT HERE AND LET COUNTRIES DESTROY THEMSELVES THATS NOT PEACE AND DONT FORGET THAT IF WE SIT HERE AND LET SOMEONE TAKE OUR FREEDOM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US ON AMERICAN SOIL THAT IS NOT PEACE. IN FACT YOU NOT LETTING THESE SOLDIERS REST AND REGAIN STRENGTH FROM THEIR LONG TRIP IN FORIEGN LAND IS NOT PEACE. THESE REBEL LEADERS WERE KILLING THERE OWN PEOPLE AND IF WE WERENT DOING ANYTHING YOU GUYS WOULD JUST BE PROTESTING ABOUT HOW THEY SHOULDNT BE DOING THAT. HOW ABOUT YOU PROTEST AGAINST PEOPLE WHO SEND THESE GUYS TO WAR INSTEAD OF BOTHERING THE SOLDIERS THEMSELVES ITS NOT LIKE THEY CAN SAY HEY WE DONT WANT TO GO. ITS NOT LIKE THEY CAN JUST SAY I WANT PEACE THEY DO WHAT IS NECCESSARY TO PROTECT YOU AND THEIR FAMILIES. INSTEAD OF PUTTING MORE STRESS IN THEIR LIVES LETS JUST LET THEM BE AND LET THEM RELAX THEY ARE PEOPLE TOO AND YOU HAVE TO ADMIT YOU HAVE TO BE PRETTY BRAVE AND PRETTY UN SELFISH TO GIVE 15MONTHS OF YOUR LIFE SO YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRIES FREEDOM. IM ALL ABOUT PEACE I JUST THINK THE SOLDIERS NEED TO BE LEFT ALONE THEYVE GONE THROUGH ENOUGH AND THEY CANT STOP IT ANYWAYS. BOTHER THE POLITICIANS OR SOMETHING THEY MADE THE DESICIONS AND THEY ARENT BUSY GIVING UP THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY LIKE THE SOLDIERS THEY ARE JUST ROLLING AROUND IN LIMOS DECIDING HOW MUCH GAS IS GOING TO GO UP TOMORROW.
Wow, just posting in all capital letters really makes your rant seem persuasive.

Since: Jul 08

Location hidden

#41 Jul 25, 2008
jaime wrote:
SYRACUSE IS NOT UPSTATE PEOPLE!!!!!
Who said anything about Syracuse?

Since: Jul 08

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#42 Jul 25, 2008
Cooter wrote:
Who gives a rat’s ass? What makes his widow any different than any other widow?? If these communist scums are so for peace, I guess they shouldn't have signed up, or at least not reenlisted time after time.
So disgruntled are we? Take your ass somewhere else. Also, tell me, what have you done for the country to have such an evil opinion?

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