[quote=“IntruderLS1, post: 317999”]I wish I could rep ya a hundred times HottyToddy. You’re a breath of fresh air.
All Else… You’re letting me down mate. Your lack of understanding of early American history does not become you. A 10 second google search, or watching a bad ass movie doesn’t give you the whole picture. You’ve gotta watch that. You’ll erode your image of always having it so down.
I agree with you almost completely Hotty. The guy who wrote that editorial was very emotional I’m sure, but that doesn’t give credence to what he said. (If anything, it detracts). When we sign up to fight, we sign up to fight. I know it’s the cool thing now to diss the service for being full of people who don’t want to be there, but I assure you, the VAST majority of them signed up for nobile causes. People who mock the military for being stupid don’t have even the most basic grasp on reaity.
The fact is, that the military IS responsible for what we enjoy today. Sure politicians and good people have built this country, but they have only had that chance because they were being protected.
If I had been killed over there, I would NEVER want the colors flown at half staff for me. Fly that bad boy as high as it goes, and I’m honored! The time to morn is not in the middle of the fight. The middle of the fight deserves us standing tall and proud. Every ounce. Every breath. Every strength, and every opportunity.
Morn us on our holiday, after the victory is secure. And even then, let your mourning be only a reflection of sacrifice, and a kind word of thanks to our brothers and sisters in uniform. It’s more than we’ll ever ask.[/quote]
No, actually i’m a history major. Its a fact that the militias did most of the fighting and that France saved our butts later on with their navy.
I’m not mocking the military at all. I have several family members in the military. I just think this administration is using the military to accomplish its own gain. Its pretty clear that we won’t be able to ever change the Iraqi’s minds. We aren’t fighting an enemy over there, we are fighting a idea, a philosophy thas been instilled in that region for thousands of years. They do NOT want us there and we have no right to force “democracy” on them.