posted on May, 7 2012 @ 04:00 PM
Originally posted by abe froman
reply to post by tothetenthpower
I was never conditioned to believe that killing was good, no soldier I've ever met was conditioned to think killing was good. It is sometimes
neccessary. Your morals apparently won't allow you to accept that. If you don't think that those of us who served were fighting for your rights move
to the middle east and maybe you will understand. If there wasn't a line of defense against these and other fanatics you would already be enslaved or
dead. Did we do damage? Certainly, but so does a surgeon's scalpel when it cuts away cancer.
Fair enough, I'll admit my comments were a bit over the top and I apologize, my intent is not to offend only to provide understanding that torturing
those who do us harm will give us nothing, other than a more tarnished reputation.
And actually I have been to the Middle East, met hundreds of people from there and they are just like me and you.
Their government is the problem, just like it is for us on this end.
And no, I would not be enslaved or dead, as no Middle Eastern Nation has started any wars with the West...ever.
They've started wars among each other for various different reasons and sure assisting them was probably in our best interest at the time, but
nothing post 9/11 has been helpfull in the fight against extremism.
We are loosing the wars for good reason, because we are doing it wrong. Even the hard right GOP is in agreement that Afghanistan is a failed war and
so was Iraq until somebody had the good decency of ending combat operations.
( I don't give that credit to POTUS but to the military brass who hounded POTUS to get out of there.)
At the very least it's great that you know that we did more damage. IMO it was more damage than good, ad the hundreds of thousands of dead civilians
would probably agree with me.