posted on Jul, 4 2011 @ 09:41 PM
reply to post by James1982
Well first off, your encounter with a few old friends who were on leave and their comments about "killing towel heads" is typical of lower ranked
enlisted members of the military. They are new, raw, excited, and don't quite know what the real deal is yet.
I agree that the Military is a tool, a complex, compartmentalized tool that many here may claim is not being used currently in a manner that truly
benefits us as a country. This is up for debate. But like any complex machine, it needs to be maintained, well oiled, and trained up to speed at all
times. But not overstretched, and certainly not used in such a way as to shed a bad light on our country. Lets just say I am a big fan of proper use
of what we call Escalation of Force, without having to go to the final 'S' (lethal kill shot).
The main reason I support the troops though, since you asked, is because I am a member of the armed forces so one would assume that I have their back
110%, as I do, as well as the American people's backs. Look, I'm not going to go on a big spiel about my service, my reasons for joining, or other
details pertaining to those things, but if you take anything away from my response take this...
If the American people fail to support our troops, we as a country are failing.
If you have issues with what our Military has been doing, or where they are being ordered to go, then take this up with the President, the Commander
in Chief. It is your job as citizens of this country to ensure that our nation is headed in the right direction, and that we elect the right men and
women to help us get there. Gather. Assemble. Be heard. Make big bright signs with your opinions and display them - You have my support in doing so,
but for God's sake if you don't support us, that makes it a lot harder for us to serve and support you, even though we will regardless.
Take care for now.