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Originally posted by Pisky
The one thing I would like to know is how many military personnel actually believe in what they are doing. How many believe the rhetoric of Bush and his Administration (who, after all, are not the people dodging bullets in Iraq).
Originally posted by natas
Obviously, you two have different opinions. Curme - where did you serve, and when? Is morale that low? I don't know - I have heard more of what Affirmative says...
Affirmative - I agree that the good outweighs the bad. Why haven't news correspondents done a special on the good things? I know the negative sells more, but I would think by now that SOMEONE out there would do a special on the other side - the positives.
Again - I'm not here to really take one side or the other about the reasons - I just want our men and women over there to be appreciated when they return. Most are not what we have seen and heard on TV.
I just came back from my second tour and have had nothing but kind words and thank you's from people who see me in uniform, but this community supports us.
Whether you like the reasons they are there or not, let's not bash the men and women who put their lives on the line every day. A FEW have done stupid things, but the majority (how many are over there? Over 100,000, correct?) have done nothing wrong and are just missing wives, kids and parents back home.