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Considering how tough it is to reintegrate adult veterans, imagine children socialized in war.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 21st, 2005 at 05:47:32 AM EST
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Doubly so, because the kids are scared they will be re-kidnapped back into the armies they escaped from (or killed for leaving), and are considered outcasts by many cultures. And these children are older than their age, due to their experiences...

"Once in awhile we get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if we look at it right" - Hunter/Garcia
by whataboutbob on Wed Dec 21st, 2005 at 12:19:43 PM EST
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