At the level of the individual soldier, I would think they might get
much more satisfaction out of doing something for their own fellow
citizens who might actually appreciate it, rather than "attempting" to
help some person in another country who doesn't really want them there
in the first place.
Okey Dokey. I'll keep that in mind next time one of my friends who was
stationed in Iraq tells me something as silly as "the iraqis didn't
want them there". They must have been reading the mainstream media as
well. I guess the Iraqis must have been reading the same media sources
to know how to act as well. LOL
Exactly what kool-aid is required to get that crazy thought in my head?
Sound yummy, does it come in cherry flavor?
whopptee doo right back at ya. Where they being told that in the
safety of the Green Zone? Maybe in the far north or south? I'm just
going by what I've heard from multiple sources stationed in different
parts of the country. I've heard this from Marines as well as some in
the Army. Maybe my friends didn't get to go to the 'friendlier' parts
of the country.
Well, that article is painting quite a rosey picture. You can search
all other types of "non-mainstream" media sources that can show just
the opposite. There are good and bad areas. Just as there are some
who want the US to be there, but there are also many who don't want
them there. They have no say in the matter. Would you want some
foriegn troops in your country, eventhough they say they are there with
the best of intentions, in your neighborhood? Nobody wants to be
occupied. Time may tell whether this should have been done, but at
what eventual cost? Believe it or not, I'm not hoping for failure in
Iraq, quite the opposite. Just being realistic about the situation.
I'm really not trying to cherry pick your article, but one quote caught
my eye. "Many of Iraq's adults may long ago have grown tired of
troops on their streets, but soldiers in the area of Najaf, about 80
miles south of Baghdad, say the country's children are different."
Let's hope the kids can maintain their sunny dispositions as they get
Disagree. The "shouldness" of something does not (should not, can not, must
not) rely on the outcome.
Heck, even the "left liberals" don't believe the ends justifies the means. I
mean, heck, if they did, they'd be rushing to steal more of my money and
pour it into religious charities.
Funny, the "sense" didn't even enter my head.
Sure, it's after something's done we usually say "oops, I shouldn't have
done that" but hindsight is 20/20.
I'm reminded (again) of the people who said "See, Y2K was no big thing, you
shouldn't have spent billions trying to fix it."
You're not *supposed* to rest. Freedom is maintained only by vigilance.
The minute you nod off, someone is already waiting to sneak in and rob you
of your freedom.
To be American is to be vigilant, to fight to maintain freedom, and not
just for oneself.
There is no "rest easy".
And yet, the harder the work, the greater the rewards. Go figure.
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