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Today on Context Florida: Sympathy, solidarity and unity with France after the Paris attacks

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Today on Context Florida: Martin Dyckman reminds us about “freedom fries,” and how Americans expressed spite towards France after they wisely declined the opportunity to participate in George W. Bush’s ego-driven war in Iraq. But in Paris on Friday, France paid a terrible price for the chaos we created when we invaded Iraq and destroyed its government with no thought of history or of the consequences beyond the premature boast, “Mission accomplished.” The evil we didn’t know proved to be worse…

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Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

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Veterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country. Some veterans say they long ago concluded their sacrifice was in vain, and are annoyed that a party that lobbied so hard for the war is now running from it. Others say they still believe their mission was vital, regardless of what the politicians say. And some find the gotcha question being posed…

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