What marbles? Any semblance of reality marbles that you may have had
at one time rolled away a long, long time ago. Now, you're viewed
simply as the newsgroup clown.
We've all come to accept that you have absolutely nothing to
contribute in woodworking conversation to this newsgroup , but if
you're going to talk about something else entirely unrelated, at least
attempt to make some sense on occasion will you?
None. Every single soldier, sailor, airman, or marine in Iraq is a
volunteer. When they signed up, they knew the risks of death or serious
bodily injury - not unlike a sky-diver, mountain climber, NASCAR driver, or
anyone who marries a Texas woman.
They willingly accepted those risks for the opportunity to kill people and
blow things up.
An astonishing 85% of military personnel who served in Iraq or Afghanistan
have re-enlisted at every opportunity. The remaining 15% have retired,
invalided out, or married harridans. The 1st Infantry Division, parts of
which have served FOUR tours in Iraq, consistently meets its annual
re-enlistment goal after only eight months into each fiscal year.
It's what they trained to do, its what they want to do, it's what they NEED
Interesting factoid: The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, parts of which
occupied Baghdad, advanced farther from the ocean (385 miles) than any
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