posted on May, 16 2012 @ 11:23 PM
I watched this video and after yelling at my computer I have to say a few things:
1) He says he was trained to kill, then says he was delivering supplies from Kuwait to Iraq. That means he was not a combat troop, he was a truck
2) He joined the national guard in 2000 and was called up for active duty for 15 months. Is HE suffering from PTSD? Is HE on any psychotropic
medications? If yes then I wish him the best as I know how much both of those things can effect ones life. If not...............I won't get into my
feelings on that.
3) What exactly was he expecting when he joined the military? Other than the free college I mean.
4) We didn't make Iraq into a utopia in 15 months? Does this guy have a clue on how long it can take to make real changes? We screwed the pooch on
that one really. We changed the lives of tens of thousands of people but like all politicians the people in charge of the countries are corrupt. Both
countries have a long way to go in regards to freedoms and safety. I can only give my opinion on Iraq, but I know it was better when I left in 2008
than is was when I arrived in 2003.
I form my opinions based on what I know and what I have experienced. I have four deployments in Iraq ranging from 15 months to 9 months each. I have
had 3 TBI's. I have been (my vehicle or myself) hit by 23 IED's and 7 VBIED's. I had to have both shoulders rebuilt, I have seven cracked vertebrae in
my neck, I am partially blind in my right eye, and I have serious mental issues (go figure). I didn't suffer these things because I am a patriot, nor
did I suffer them to make other men rich. I did it because someone has too.
You people who have never been there can never understand. If you had to fear every day that the people in power would kill your sons for no reason,
would you want to change that? If your daughters could be raped with impunity by men in power would you want someone to help you? If you lived in a
mudhut with dirt floors and your neighbors had a Rolls simply because he was part of the Baath party would you cry out for justice?
If you answered yes, then we as soldiers were justified for fighting a war in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you answered no, then you deserve it when it
actually happens to you.
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