posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 06:27 AM
Originally posted by dizziedame
When people are hungry and try to break in your home and steal what you've saved you will be damn glad to see that US soldier saving your life.
I'm sick of being afraid to call myself patriotic. I'm sick of not wanting anyone to hear me say how much I love my country and it's people.
I am an American and am proud of it. Only an America loving people can save our country. We have become a nation of cowards. It's not cool to be
Dizzie, let me begin by saying I salute your family's service. You and your family have every right to call yourselves patriots and to be proud of
the ideals of America. However, I feel that you are misinterpreting the frustrations and fears inherent in the posters of this thread and throughout
this nation. We don't fear and mistrust the individual soldiers stationed in our country. We fear and mistrust the immoral leaders (Bush and
Cheney) who would use these soldiers to further exploit the tragic events of 9/11, and the possible events to come, to continue to erode the
constitution and freedoms that your family member have fought so hard to preserve.
Your family, and the millions of families like it throughout American history, form the backbone of our great country. However, it pains me to see
you fall for the snake oil salesmen in the Republican party who would have you believe that anyone who is against the war, its funding, or its
continuation is somehow "against the troops." In fact, most people who are against this war formed this opinion out of the desire to see your sons,
whom so bravely fought, or are fighting, in Iraq, come home safely from this illegal, poorly managed, misguided war.
The people in this thread are not afraid of the veterans here protecting us in our homes, they are afraid that the soldiers will drag us from them and
that they will do this not because they want to, but because they will be ordered to. Personally, I think that the chances of this happening are slim
to none. I feel this way because I doubt any truly American soldier would ever follow these orders. However, after the last eight years, I find it
hard to have faith in much of anything, including, sadly, our own soldiers.