reply to post by LadyGreenEyes
You can't say something is pathetic just because it goes against your beliefs. I don't know if it's true or not, but yet I leave the question
marks. Were you there? Are you sure what you're saying is 100% true? I mean, it's not because your husband is a soldier that he knows EVERYTHING
that's going on around the barracks. I served 2.5 years in my country's army as a volunteer, because I thought I was helping a greater cause, and
then I suddenly realised it's a job with much downs and some ups, thus I refused to continue in a job that didn't deserve the effort I was putting
into it, much less the passion and heart. I found out there are many ways to help your country grow and be noble (much more noble, in fact) than
declaring war to some other country: social serving (like feeding the homeless, teaching them and providing a little bit of humanity), ecological
serving (cleaning up forests, glens and whatsoever), adopting a child, teaching foreighners the way of the u.s., etc...
On the other hand, I think it's funny you and some other posters call a thread like this 'propaganda', when someone has the right to be
misinformed without knowing, as this seems to be the case. Everyone's entitled to make mistakes (and I'm not saying this is the case, as I don't
know). What I do know, though, is that egotistic, megalomaniac and pseudo-nationalistic (or patriotic, as you call it) behavior has never helped any
nation at all, be it in the nazi germany or nowadays in the u.s.