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Originally posted by IamIronMan
Originally posted by Samhain
I think our government has ordered our troops into an illegal war.id like our armed forces to go tell bush and cheney to go #@&! themselves. This is my country too,and im More than willing to fight and die for it,im just trying to figure out who my enemy is.
I really don't think that the majority of our troops would tell their commander in chief to go #@&! themself. If im not mistaken, our troops backed bush something like 4 to 1 in this past election. If you ask the troops in Iraq now, they might not think the war is about what it was intentionally about, finding WMD's, ousting saddam, etc, but they still back their commander in chief 100%. They are only doing what they are told.
[edit on 11/21/2004 by IamIronMan]
Originally posted by nanna_of_6
America----- Home of the Free and land of the brave,.......... we're not free not when the Gov't owns us,......... and I don't call what Bush did by attacking Iraq, a country that WAS NOT a Threat to us and had NO part in the attack on our Nation,.......... brave. How can we have pride in our Nation when Bush took us to war on lies,
Originally posted by Blaine91555
News Flash!!! Kerry lost!!! Give up already. Talk about sore losers. I'm not even a Republican and I'm sick of it. I'm a third generation Democrat and right now I'm ashamed of our party. We've been taken over by a bunch of nuts. We'll be lucky if we get 40% of the vote next time, unless we distance ourselves from these extremists. What your really talking about is a coup d'état not an impeachment.
there won’t be a draft but you still might go back…you’re already trained. And they have already used some IRR also used them in the last gulf.
Originally posted by geocom
I am still on the Individual Ready Reserve List
does that mean that we go back first …………
I’m quite sure that not only was he not disappointed…. I’m pretty sure that he was proud and fearful ….. Although he was probably hoping there was a marine outfit nearby to keep you out of trouble couldn’t help it sorry.
Originally posted by geocom
……………..I am sure that you
Marines will note my fathers disapointment when I joined the Army.
(he was still Proud that I served)
alright tc the election is over you can stop pointing out kerrys flaws
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
...................... He wants my son dead, my friedns, tot...and he uses deception and lies better than any enemy ever before. Find some courage and stand behind the nation. Quit whining every step of the way.
This is quite obvious, except for the fact that most of the media seems asphyxiated with defeatism. The message from most journalists would lead you to believe that we soldiers are getting out, that no one is joining anew and that we want to stop fighting. This simply isn't true.
Yes, recruitment is lower, but the caliber of those who are signing up and the rates of re-enlistment are both extremely high. All 10 of our major combat divisions are ahead of expectations for retention of soldiers. In my unit, there are soldiers who specifically went active duty from the reserves because they want to go to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Like I said earlier, though, the striking fact I see every day is that the soldiers who are joining now are of much higher caliber than those who joined before September 11. The senior commandant of the Marines recently testified before Congress that the same is happening with them. There maybe fewer than before, but those that do show up are willing and dedicated to being deployed and going to combat. These are also the types who are re-enlisting more than ever before. In fact, re-enlistment is up to 130 percent of expectations in some divisions.
My wife is in the National Guard. Theirs is an interesting experience right now in that there have been more casualties by accidents and reckless behavior off-duty than in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why are protesters not upset about that? Sadly it appears that much of the media are obsessed with defeatism. Even the message of the protesters â€” contradictory, false and confused as ever â€” is made front-page headline news every day. The few people they can exploit to push this defeatist agenda are made to appear to speak for all of us. That just isn't true.
Contrary to all the bad news, I see everyday that our soldiers are motivated and eager to contribute and participate in our nation's military missions. This is a very proud and important time to be serving. Considering that out of a population of 285 million, less than one-tenth of one percent are going to war right now, and considering the huge impact we are having on the world, this is a wonderful time to be a soldier in the U.S. Army.
Originally posted by DiRtYDeViL
Bush doesn't have the support to get a draft atm.