Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Some Questions...'Cause I Just Don't Understand...

To Those of You That Are Against This War....

Where you against the War in Afghanistan? Do you not believe that Iraq is part of the War on Terror? Do you feel bad that the attitude here at home is beginning to effect Military morale? How would you propose to fight a war against an ideology as opposed to a State?

I know, I know....you could all explain the rationale to me 1,000 times and I will never get it.

Think about other wars... Wars that many who are opposed to OIF have called 'just wars'. Wars that have produced terms like 'the greatest generation'. Wars in which America was 'united' in resolve throughout (because there was no TV coverage)...

These wars consisted of soldier fighting soldier under the command of their respective leaders. Boys that would have probably sat and laughed over a beer in a different scenario. Don't get me wrong, I am not belittling these wars of old in any way --they were necessary and they stopped dictatorships, genocide and the spread of pure evil. BUT if you want to talk about a JUST war...it would seem this is the most JUST of them all. Our boys aren't out there killing their counterpart from another country. They aren't depriving some grieving mother of a son who had enlisted or been drafted into Service just like our boys here. They are killing those that would kill us with no higher command. Renagades, insurgents, terrorists, murdering assholes -or whatever name you choose to give them. They have pledged their allegiance to nothing but the destruction of the West. They wear no uniform and place no value in life --their own or ours or those of our troops.

I get sad thinking about past wars --how those that died were fighting for their country (and maybe against their own beliefs) just like our soldiers sometimes have too. I don't feel an ounce of sad about this war. This JUST cause. No soldier has been killed by our men --just those that would have gladly strapped on a homicide vest if an M-16 hadn't ripped through their chest.

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