DU Has Made Me Too Cynical...
(It was a) 27 year old Army Medic who grew up down the street from me. Shot by a sniper. He had some emotional problems stemming from an incident 9 years ago and decided to join the Army. I worried about him but his parents said that he was doing fine.
He was expecting his first child this week and was one day away from coming home on leave to be there at the birth. I'm sure his family is devastated. I am too. His life WAS wasted by this unjust war. (El Supremo)
I call these 'ghost posts'; they are posts that didn't really happen that are made up and posted to push a certain agenda. DU, and other Leftist sites, use them to fraudulently gin up anti-war sympathies in a way that no straightforward rant could.
Now, maybe I am wrong (though I've seen them before)--and I beg their pardon if I am. However, it seems to me this post is overly-obvious and self-serving; the only thing it lacks is his mom dying of cancer and his dad about to lose his house...
Please, be extremely skeptical of anything you read--especially on the Internet. Ask yourself why it was published or posted. Figure out what purpose it serves and WHO it could serve best. (DU regularly taunts it's rightwing lurkers and trolls, so they assume there's scads of them listening in. Don't think for a minute that they don't use that.)
Trust your instincts and don't let yourself be used.