Having been there- done that [not in Iraq, but in another unpopular
war zone long ago and far away] I think I speak with authority that
what a Marine/soldier/Airman says when some reporter shoves a
microphone in his face has to be taken with some bitter salt.
Part of this is that the law, UCMJ, forbids dissension of any kind.
Another good part of their reason for supporting the war is pure
survival. You don't get up every morning and do your job well unless
you believe in it. If you don't do your job well in a war zone you
die. And God knows. . . As screwed up as the policy of being in
Iraq is; where the boots meet the ground, there is no question in my
mind that we have be best disciplined, hardest working, smartest,
badass MFing fighting force in the world.
The real question might be 'Do the soldiers in Afghanistan think
invading and occupying Iraq was a good idea.' Ask in private and
promise not to use names.
Or just wait for a year or two out of the war zone to ask any soldier.
Makes it tough with this crew as they don't get 2 years with their
families before they are back in 'war mode'.
Yeah- I bought the whole domino theory hook, line & sinker. Or was I
just 17 and looking for adventure?
In what war zone did you serve? Or are you just a Usenet warrior?
Somebody said we created more terrorists than we've killed. We've killed
thousands - maybe even scores of thousands. There are, as you suggest, some
known to be in Pakistan. But only a piddly few hundred.
Where's the thousands? The tens of thousands? Unless someone can provide
some census, I'll have to conclude the statement that "we've created more
terrorists than we've killed" is some throw-away line designed to end the
discussion without a scintilla of proof.
Before I leave this mortal coil, I pray for the opportunity to kill more
enemies of this great republic.
When I've reached 100 confirmed dead goblins, I'll consider my work here
done. If everybody had a similar goal, the world would be the right place to
First place I looked. Then the rest of the house.
Right now, I'm casting a suspicious eye on my neighbor.
Look, I'm just trying to make this world a better place. Surely you can't
criticize my motives...
Okay, but they didn't just miracle themselves there. They came from
somewhere! And wherever they came from now has fewer terrorists.
Now it could be they were responsible, respected citizens and the appearance
of American troops inspired them to take up arms. If so, then they had some
gene or indoctrination that overwhelmed their common sense. Whether nature
or nurture, we need to stamp that out too.
The goal here is to kill terrorists. It doesn't matter where they came from
or how they came to be terrorists. We must guarantee a future for them that
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