posted on May, 2 2007 @ 11:53 AM
What are we sacrificing for? Sometimes I wonder. If our political leadership were more competent, we'd know. As it stands, the sacrifice of our
brothers, sisters, daughter, sons, mothers and fathers, as well as freinds seems pointless.
My own brother is headed back to Iraq for his second tour in July, possibly sooner. Needless to say, I'm scared to death, not just for him, which is
true enough, but for me, my sisters, and my father. I can't even begin to imagine life without him in it.
I know what the sacrifice is supposed to be for. That I would support. Freedom to choose their own path, whatever that choice may be. Afghani's
and Iraqi's deserve the same freedoms to choose that we have. Do they have to follow our way? No, not if they don't want to.
We have lost our way. We went into Afghanistan and Iraq for the best of reasons. To rid two countries of monsters. In the process, though, we
somehow lost our direction, and in the process entered into a morass that is eating our countries best and brightest, and tormenting our countries
This is not what we are. We brought freedom back to Europe during WWII, or helped anyway. This is what we do militarily, or its supposed to be.
The cause? Incompetant leadership? Some of it. A lack of will? Some of it. There is no one thing, its a multitude of sins, if you will.
Somewhere in all this mess is the answer, George Bush is part of it, the Pentagon is part of it. We as citizens are part of it. Congress and its
critters are part of it.
As I said, there is no one answer, there are several. I wish I knew the answers, but I don't. I do know we need to find them and very soon.