reply to post by Zosynspiracy
Pathetic! My point was the same military people that are sitting around bitching and whining about Obama were swallowing hook line and sinker Bush's
War on Terror.
Another broad generalization. I beg to differ! While we may never know the "real" reasons we went to war, there was and still ARE legitimate
reasons why military members are there. Otherwise, we would not still have an all-volunteer service. You cannot expect to speak for the majority, if
the majority is not as outspoken as yourself. Just because you don't hear them doesn't mean they don't exist, and for many folks, they saw a
genuine need for what we have done and are doing in Iraq. The WMD's, and the fact that they DO exist, was a blatant lie in the media, which angered
me to no end that it was never defended by the Bush administration. I KNOW Marines who uncovered large stashes of weapons, some of which WERE WMD's.
So we've all been lied to, and repeatedly. But no, that's not the popular thing to say, especially in the face of our liberally-mouthed country,
but I have friends over there.....many of them. And even more who have come back, gone over again, and come back. They don't deal in political
issues, otherwise everyone would go insane. They deal with immediate needs, and the media as a whole does NOT portray the good they have provided to
the majority of the population in the middle east.
"Bush's war on terror" was just a slogan...we've had these enemies for decades, and we can go back quite a few presidents if you like, and try to
discover who was REALLY at fault for letting it get out of hand. War is a racket, no doubt. But if there weren't a real need to liberate oppressed
and tortured people, then there wouldn't be corporations around to make a profit. The average G.I. Joe cares nothing about who is profiting, but he
does care that he rescued a child or a family. He does care that children with no shoes are now spending their days in school, rather than running
around with terrorist groups, much equivalent to our "gangs", but on a far worse level. They didn't buy it hook, line and sinker - they did their
job, despite congress who tied both hands behind their backs, and despite our own media who jumps at every chance to demonize them when one of them
Every time anyone in the military was shown evidence or given information that went against the mainstream they were laughed at, chaulked up as CTers
or even worse anti-American. Now that the rose colored glasses have been lifted and the military is waking up to the lies and distortions of its
leaders and the White House those of us who've been peddling the truth are supposed to feel sorry for you all of a sudden. Gimme a break.
You've got it backwards. I'm more ticked off that WMD's were never defended, and I wanted to know why it was allowed to become a lie. What was
the underlying motive for THAT?? That's far more disheartening than the supposed "lie", because our Commander in Chief sold us out. Our troops
fought for him, but he didn't fight the media for them. Why? The proof was there, and many troops were told not to talk about what they had found.
So just when you think you know the truth, the lies getting deeper.
Obama is a fraud. Bush was a fraud. Clinton was a fraud. Bush Sr. was a fraud. Need I go on?
I'm with you on that, but it goes WAY back to AT LEAST Roosevelt, and possibly even further.
The military is just now figuring it out? Most Marines have never even heard of Smedley Butler. LMAO!
Don't underestimate them. And as far as I know, Smedley Butler is still a required point of knowledge in Marine Corps history, which is taught in
boot camp. Unless they changed, which I seriously doubt, EVERY Marine has heard of Smedley Butler. Whether or not they remember is another issue.