Gung Ho!

Main Entry: gung ho Pronunciation: 'g&[ng]-'hOFunction: adjective Etymology: Gung ho!, motto (interpreted as meaning "work together") adopted by certain U.S. marines, from Chinese (Beijing) gOnghé, short for ZhOngguó GOngyè Hézuò Shè Chinese Industrial Cooperative Society: extremely or overly zealous or enthusiastic

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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Anger simmers below the grief as Ohio dabs Iraq wounds (AFP)

CLEVELAND, United States (AFP) - Anger at the
Iraq war simmered below the grief, as the midwestern state of Ohio remembered 15 marines killed in a deadly week for American forces in Iraq.

Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell told mourners at an open air memorial service for the marines, killed in two separate roadside bombings, that they should show support for the troops whatever their views of the Bush administration or the war.


But some people at the rally, went on to say, unprompted, that they had either disapproved of the war, or turned against it as it dragged on, after the swift ouster of
Saddam Hussein following the March 2003 invasion.

"People are mad, we need to get out of Iraq," said Pat Maffo, from Cleveland, after attending an emotion-laded open air memorial services for the marines, killed in two separate roadside bombings.

"I didn't believe we should be there in Iraq," said Chuck Judd, a Cleveland city cop.

Another man, who watched religious leaders salute the fallen marines and sang along as a marine bandsman chanted "God Bless America," said he had supported the invasion of Iraq at the outset, but was being swayed by its cost.

"At first I thought that the war was a good thing, but now I want the troops to come home," said Dave McVean from Cleveland.

"But I know if we leave too soon, there could be a civil war over there, but I am afraid it is going to be another Vietnam."

AFP/Getty Images/File Photo: A US Marine visits a makeshift memorial 04 August 2005 in Brook Park, Ohio. Anger..

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