posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 06:49 PM
Ten deployments to that s***hole and then to end up like he has is such as waste and a shame. Ben was wrong on one point they are doing something for
our vets; they are cutting benefits because entirely too many Americans in leadership roles have no idea what kind of burden our military is being
asked to do.
In World War II, 11.2 of the nation served in four (4) years.
During the Vietnam era, 4.3 served in twelve (12) years.
Since 2001, only 0.45 of our population has served in the Global War on ??
The people who have truly sacrificed are the veterans and their families, "heck they are volunteers, they must like it" I have actually heard that
Deployment after deployment and they are expected to fight on. Relationships are lost, years of their lives lived in extreme conditions, apart from
their kids and families, and beaten physically and mentally in a ways that no one understands unless they too walked the same path... Every war is
different but most all wars are the same, as far as the dying and the maimed.
Survive only to come back a crispy critter or without important pieces of your body just adds more to the life long burden most will carry until their
There is not a month or year that goes buy I do not thank my lucky stars I came back with all my pieces still intact; especially considering some of
the youthful dumb*ss stunts I got away with.
Then when the U.S. leaves....humm Iraq isn't doing so well and Afgan seems to be on the same path.. WTH has been accomplished other than new enemies
made and more lives lost... Oh the opium or a pipeline...give me a break!