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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.Diacogiannis left the army in 2008, but says even now he feels such a strong attachment to Iraq that he's thought about going back to fight as the country has plunged into chaos since U.S. troops left.Aaron Hinde, 33, is appalled at what he feels the U.S. invasion did to Iraq.Marla Keown, who drove trucks in Iraq for a year during her time in the Army Reserve, said it's taken too long for politicians to admit the mistake of a war that killed 4,491 U.S. troops and left countless Iraqis dead.Many vets, regardless of whether WMD was found or not, found legitimate reasons for being in Iraq.The discussion comes at a particularly fraught time for veterans, who have watched Iraq steadily descend into chaos.Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton Friday said despite the militants' gains, U.S. ground forces should not be sent back to Iraq.
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