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Jay Warner: Oaths and veterans

Jay WarnerBreckenridge

Re. by David Sirota, opinion, June 4

I am not sure when Mr. Sirota took his oath, but the oath is to defend the Constitution, not to futher Americas goals.I have never been spat at, but I have been shot at quite a few times. I would take the spitting if I had a choice.I never defended the Constitution in Iraq, Bosnia, or Af-Pak, I just followed orders and shot people.I was not brave enough to take a 16 and die in Kansas, I put all my medals out for Waste Management one morning where I thought the metal and ribbons belonged.Everyday, I think about my friends that met God and my enemies that met Allah.All soldiers carry thier own burden; no parade, speech or sale on dishwashers changes the thoughts or memories.Mr. Sirota, you are not a soldier. Please, do not speak for us. Please, thank us for the luxury you have to express your opinion.


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