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Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Celebrating Christmas with lots of cheer -- and food


Soldiers enjoy holiday eats at U.S. Army Camp Striker in Baghdad, Iraq. The dining facility anticipated serving as many as 24,000 Christmas meals, including 10,000 portions of turkey, 10,000 helpings of roast beef and 8,000 servings of ham. The meals also include cornbread stuffing, turnip greens, pumpkin pie and other traditional fare.
Photos: Ken Tillis/CNN

-- Compiled from a report by CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh
The very best way to support the troops during this holiday time, is to categorically not support any aspect of their efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq alone, their efforts have lead to over 1.4 million Iraqi deaths, according to a John Hopkins study. If there is anything moral about these religious holidays, than it is especially time to say "NO!" to the troops, and have them come home for the support.
In reply to Sophos:

I bet you're enjoying your holidays with your family this year. I want to remind you that freedom isn't free. A lot of people had to pay the ultimate price for you to able to spend these holidays with the people you love. The least you can do to honor those people currently defending that freedom, and honoring the traditions and memories of those past, is to give your support to us, even if you don't believe in our cause.

Happy holidays from Camp Striker, Baghdad, Iraq.
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