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GUEST,282RA Obit: KBR employee dies in Iraq (Feb 2007) (59* d) RE: Obit: KBR employee dies in Iraq 05 Jun 07

The good news for Bush when these guys die is that at least they don't up the official body count.

While I do work in the defense industry and admittedly am earning my wages working in projects durectly related to the Iraq occupation, it's my regular wage and it's what I get whether the work is directly related to Iraq or not. My company has the military as its sole customer so it's inevitable that work for the war effort is going to be contracted out to us. I've worked with beefing up Humvees, armoring the cabs of transport vehicles and working on an anti-IED vehicle that will hopefully keep guys alive and in one piece--it's honorable work and I'm happy to do it.

But I can't go to Iraq as a contractor for some fat-ass paycheck. I just can't support the war to that degree. For me to do that is to basically say that I think it's okay for anyone to do it and I do not believe that. I will not be bribed by the likes of George Bush into going to Iraq to directly participate in this monstrous occupation he lied to get the country into.

I want the troops to come home right now. And I hope the work I have done so far will help make that possible for guys who might otherwise not lived to see it.

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