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Old 04-13-2003, 03:42 AM   #1
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I don't like the "deck of cards"

Maybe it's just me, but I really don't like the idea of the "playing cards" being issued with pictures of the top 50 wanted in Iraq or whatever it was. I can understand they needed to get the pictures out there, but couldn't there have been a better way? . I dunno, it just kinda seems like it's all just 'a game'
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I thought that when I saw this reported too. It does make it almost seem like a game. Surely they could just have given out pictures of those people without putting them on playing cards and making it all something of a joke.
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Old 04-13-2003, 09:45 AM   #3
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Old 04-13-2003, 12:40 PM   #4
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Think of if you're a soldier in the desert with nothing to do when you have some free time except play cards. Its like flash cards. Play blackjack, remember you won with the Ace of Spades with Saddam Hussein. Hey, its that guy from the Ace of Spades. Just a memory recognition exercise.
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Old 04-13-2003, 12:49 PM   #5
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i hated it too. i'm from southern nevada, a gaming mecca. cards are almost sacred in these parts. i found it foul, and so did many of my friends, who are dealers in the casinos.

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Think of if you're a soldier in the desert with nothing to do when you have some free time except play cards. Its like flash cards. Play blackjack, remember you won with the Ace of Spades with Saddam Hussein. Hey, its that guy from the Ace of Spades. Just a memory recognition exercise.


while i dont like the idea of playing cards with the most wanted as pictures, i'd have to agree with this statement.
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Old 04-13-2003, 02:27 PM   #7
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I think too big of a deal is being made out of this. It's playing cards, not religious idols. I have to agree with sharky on this one.

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get over it.
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Old 04-14-2003, 12:57 AM   #9
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It's pure bullshit.
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I also think that we don't need merchandizing products for wars
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i think the Iraqi henchmans civil rights were violated
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Old 04-14-2003, 10:19 AM   #12
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Klaus -- it wasn't merchandising products. the decks were given only to soldiers working in Iraq. No public sales.
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Old 04-21-2003, 07:24 PM   #13
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You can get your own copy of the playing cards from Centcom.Mil. This is a pdf file - not a real deck of cards, but a picture of the full collection on one sheet.



As distasteful as this may seem to some, the deck of cards was a great moral booster for troops stationed in Iraq.
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Old 04-21-2003, 07:29 PM   #14
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Honestly, I still don't see what the big deal is. I think it's a cool idea. I wish I had a deck of these...lol.

I think there are more important things to grumble about than a deck of non-commerical playing cards.

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Some places are selling them.
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