posted on May, 18 2004 @ 06:40 PM
This is not about support of the war, It is not about a scandal, It is not about points or replies.
This message is for the young men and women at war at this very moment and those brave ones who may face this war in person in the weeks, months and
I know there are many bitching and whining about this war, (myself included) for many reasons and are so busy criticizing the tactics and politics, as
well as the reason for this war.
There are others who are hard and firm in their support for this war.
This is not about them.. it is about YOU those in the Military who will have to face this evil enemy in the War On Terrorism.
I know in my heart and soul now that you are facing this war with pride, and most of you are ready to take the fight to the enemy for all of us.
Including the armchair generals at home who think they know the best way to fight this war.
I wish I could shake your hands, and salute you as it is YOU who will go face this evil for me, my children, my neighbors and my country.
I see all of these young faces, and my heart breaks for you, for you are sacrificing so much to defend us. You are facing this in spite of all that
you may miss out on or leave behind.. and you face a danger that would send most of us into a fit of panic.. all while keeping a smile on your
faces... simply awesome!
I have been guilty of being critical of this war, talking about shame on our nation resulting from the actions of a few... Yet I have had time to
reflect on all of this... and through my nephew who is now in the Army and soon will be in Iraq I have been able to see the real reality of this
war... a reality so many have forgotten or just avoided.
You are the pride of our nations, you are us, and we are with you. We may not all agree with this war. But I for one support the young men and women
in the military.. may God bless them all.
To you who will defend us I want you to remember these words... I am filled with pride when I see you even if I am not happy about war. You stand
proud, Kick some A$$ and come back home.. we're gonna have a huge party!
And I want to say this,
[Edited on 19-5-2004 by UM_Gazz]