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Brothers at Arms by koby001 Brothers at Arms by koby001
This is a picture of me and memebers of my Task Force in Baghdad in May of 2003
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Seven-Fourteen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Great photo, the wall mural makes a great backdrop.
Ancient-Hoofbeats Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Student General Artist
deathprince Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
AWESOME! YOU GUYS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And a giant THANK YOU!
alessandrociccarelli Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006
Don't you think it's time to go home?

Da--Master Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2006
Thank You.
Artgar2 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006   Interface Designer
I hope every one in the unit came home, the mission is an important one. No matter the politics, thanks for defending our rights as Americans to
live in freedom. Through the news programs are full of the bad, I think if you talk to most of Iraq's citizens they are happy to be free from Sadam.
Great photo the sculpture in the background is amazing, Great photo...FAV :neom: :neom: :neom:
naimslim89 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Children, please!

It is inexcusable that the ordinary person be branded a racist due to the actions of the people at the top. Quite rightly, if one person is racist, it doesn't mean that the entire country is racist. Yes, you will find individuals or small groups who insight hatred and racism. But it's also a fact that, for example, a large proportion of American people protested against the war in Iraq too.

The USA is a huge country, with about 296 million inhabitants. Could all 296 million inhabitants be sheep that flock towards a particular goal? Could all of them?

For the USA's actions, only the administration is to blame. Yes we know the evidence fueling war on Iraq is questionable. We know the motives behind the war are questionable. We don't know the whole truth about the war. But the ordinary Joe Bloggs or John Smith can't be put to blame -- neither can the whole of the USA's population. We can't even blame the soldiers. These men and women who go to Iraq don't really have a choice. If they disobey, they're shot. That's how it works.

Living in the UK, we've been affected by the recent July 7th bombings. Days after the bombing we believed that it was the work of Islamic terrorists. .... It's that statement alone that is incorrect. Hear me out. In that sentence lies one word too many: "Islamic". No religion allows killing of innocents, so why should religion be brought into the equation here? Perhaps if that word was left out, everything would be different. They wouldn't be referred to as "Islamic Terrorists" -- only "Terrorists". Then, people's perceptions would be less geared towards targeting a particular religion but a particular group of individuals.

In the same way, people must stop talking about the USA as one huge entity who rules the world. Yes, the USA is the world's superpower, but who REALLY rules it? The administration, of course! Heck, our country (UK) didn't get a say with the war on Iraq; Tony Blair took us into Iraq without a public consensus. But the fact that British soldiers went into Iraq doesn't brand the entire of the UK.

At the same time, however, it has to be acknowledged that there are problems within government administrations. The USA's government is no exception. We know that there are issues surrounding the election victory of George Bush Junior. Politics has always been filled with scandals and lies -- it's what politics has been infamous for.

Even though the USA is the world's largest superpower, it's just another country. All countries have dark histories and secrets, no-one's perfect. I'm not a fan of the government of the USA but it doesn't mean that I hate all Americans because I'm sure that there are many Americans living within America who hate their own government. I live in the UK and I don't like my government. A lot of people in the UK don't like Tony Blair for a number of reasons but it doesn't mean that we hate all of the British.
RodriguezVillegas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer

you are just funny kids
StrawberryP0cky Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2005
Thank you for sharing your picture, it is a great piece of history. It also showcases the beautiful monuments in Iraq. Lovely.
Valkyrie1981 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005   Digital Artist
It's sad that people have so much hate. I spent some time in Iraq in the Air Force and all the Iraqis I met where kind and happy people glad that Saddam is gone. All here who speak of hate against America only do because they lack intelligence, understanding and kindness for the majority of Iraq that thank us for giving them freedom.
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