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John McCain killed in Afghanistan


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska-based soldier from Arizona has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense in a release Monday identified the soldier as Sgt. 1st Class Johnathan B. McCain of Apache Junction, Ariz.

The 38-year-old McCain died Sunday in Kandahar province from injuries he received from a roadside bomb while on mounted patrol.

McCain was stationed with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.


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Yet another casualty in another senseless war.Our government is getting into a bad habit of starting wars not in actual defense of our nation but for blood and treasure at the expense of our servicemen and women and the countless millions around the world whose lives we,ve  turned upside down. We,ve sown the seeds of hatred by people who didn,t threaten us. If they weren,t our enemies before, they sure as hell are now. We no longer have any moral standing to condemn other nations and their armies when they commit atrocities because we now do the same. We have become the monster we used to stand guard against.When asked about such things as use of torture and if the wars were justified , most of the candidates in the GOP debate supported both, saying it was justified. This new thinking is very dangerous as well as immoral. Inevitably we may also find ourselves engaged in a real large scale war against actual dangerous enemies such as China and Russia and will be at a disadvantage because of the harm done to military with constant small scale conflicts and destruction of our materiel . We already have a memorial built with fifty thousand names from our last large misadventure. Now another wall will soon have to be erected to honor a new generation of fallen such as Sgt1st class McCain. Goodbye sergeant McCain and please forgives us as a nation.