Ok, as much as I disapprove of the war and of president bush, I disagree with a lot of your points here.
Which illustrates that you are in agreement with what I have said. That you are supporting "our heroes" that are the ones carrying out the orders.
You are the bottom layer of the pyramid. The outcome is the same.
First of all a hero is somebody who goes above and beyond the call of duty. Somebody who puts his or her own life on the line or sacrafices
his or her life for somebody else. All the soldiers are not heroes. Jessica Lynch a hero? Hell nah. The media labels her one, but in reality she
was just a POW. She screwed up and drove right into the enemy's hands. You could call the people that rescued her heroes.
I am not calling them "our heroes" I am just mirroring what the bulk of the people are saying. Did you know that the soliders involved in the recent
Abu Gharib prison abuse, were greeted by their states, as national heroes?
Anyways, you can't bash the troops like that. They are making the ultimate sacrafice of risking their lives. How many of you have risked
your lives for a cause? I thought we learned this from Vietnam.
Apparently, I know a bunch of suicide bombers, that fly planes into buildings. Yes, that certainly is something to respect, isn't it?
I am not bashing your soliders. I am just letting you have the facts. So you can do the bashing for me, provided you are not brainwashed by the "our
Not everyone in the military is sadistic and rapes kids. I guess it's like they say.. One bad apple spoils the bunch.
It's not everyone in the military who are sadistic and rape kids, it just happens to be that a few bad apples managed to slaughter some 100,000
Iraqi's, abuse and molest prisoners in several prison camps holding hundreds of prisoners from Iraq, to Afghanistan, to Guatamano Bay.
What this really means, when I sift through the BS, that anything deplorable, sadistic, and evil, done by US forces, irrespective of their frequency
and commonality, are the accountability of the people who commit them, and happen to get caught commiting them. Yet, anything deplorable, sadistic and
evil done by any enemy, is the accountability of the race, country, demographic or organization to which they belong.
Please do forgive me, if I laugh. You can forgive me now. I'm done.
Honestly, you can't blame them. They're just doing their job.
And their job is what? To rape little boys and girls? To turn citizens into a sex market for generals, sergants and soliders? To slaughter thousands
Please. Supporting your troops is not the same as supporting the war. I want our troops to come home as soon as possible. They shouldn't be
in that situation. I'm not going to go as far as putting one of those lame ribbons on my car, but I will always support the men and women who risk
their lives. Nothing but respect.
I've said it already? You are not supporting the war, right? Yet you are supporting those who are carrying out the war? So what are you doing?
Supporting the war. If you were paying attention, I said, that though you are a part of an organization and do not support it's agenda, by working
for them, you are doing just what you oppose, supporting the agenda.
At the end of the post, I said "I wonder if the Nazi's were our heroes" and I said it, because I anticipated a reply like yours. How many
atrocities did it take for the germans, or even the jews, for them to know that it was institutional?
How many reports, accounts, testimony is it going to take you to know that that "our heroes" actions are institutional? Let me answer it for you -
too many. Apparently, a criminal's crimes are deplorable, sadistic and evil, until he joins the military and does the same, he becomes "our hero"
I'm laughing again, please forgive me.
Mate, you are indirectly supporting murder, rape, genocide, and when you cut out the hyprocisy, the duplicity and the BS, and face the reality of your
role in this war, and accept it, I am going to respect you a tad more.
We all rationalize and justify everything. Everyone of us do it. My ex girlfriend was particularly good at it. But that does mean our rationalization
is ratonal. The reality is, and this is not even an opinion, it's logic, that you are supporting the war and everything that is resulting from it.
Shame on you(that's an opinion)
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