Who Is Supporting Our Troops?
Explain to me how many people would be willing to send their sons or daughters to their deaths or dismemberments if the president had sold it to the people like this, "you know on 9-11 Muslims terrorist attacked our country. Well in Iraq there are poor Muslim families who are suffering every day because they can't seem to stop killing each other over religious differences. So I am asking you to donate your son or daughters life so we can convince these Muslims to stop killing each other. To show your solidarity with the troops, I would want you to understand that my oil buddies, Halliburton, and Blackwater will get stupidly rich off of this excursion while you will be asked to sacrifice by paying double and maybe even triple at the pump. My fellow Americans, your support for this mission is crucial. On more thing, when the troops get back, we will talk really nice about them. We will call them heroes and pin medals on them. However, their medical needs will be unmet, their mental health will be questioned, and their career advancement will be far behind that of the person who stayed home."
If you are saying that I "don't support the policy" you are right!! How is requiring the troops to sit half way around the world, in an environment that would sooner see them dead, “supporting” them. I support them sitting at home with their families, working to make a better life for themselves and their children. I support only sending them into harms way when there is a clear and eminent threat to national security. If there isn’t an enemy out there with a weapon that can hit us, and army that can invade us, or a strategy that can shake us then the soldiers are not doing their job. They are supposed to be protecting our national interests.
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” - Sun Tzu