reply to post by Lexx790
What woke me up and got me thinking was one question. and I now ask this question to many people everyday.
How have these wars benifited the American People. The truth is that they haven't and they never will. And it is a shame that some of our youth are
so easily duped by the system as I once was. And I joined prior to 911. I don't think the idea of joining is foolish though. There are alot of jobs
that are non combat related and alot that are here stateside. I learned alot in the Corps that still helps me to this day. I am very proud to have
been a Marine. I personally never killed women or children or innocent people but I have seen it happen and it sucks. I actually embedded with the
Iraqi army for 3 months as part of a foreign military training unit so I have a great deal of respect for the Iraqi people and their culture. I
personally feel that I did alot of good for most of the people I encountered because I looked at them for what they were, Human Beings and nothing
more or less. Those you speak of that can't wait to see the pink mist will feel much differently after the fact, unless they are phsycopaths. Most
just say that to sound cool. It is not a fun thing even if it is a legitimate enemy target. Thank you for your thoughts and your honesty.