While picking up a USMC buddy from Camp Pendleton last week (he just returned home from Iraq), I was talking to the commanding officer of the entire company. He was recounting first-hand the stories from Iraq. Now if any of you bleeding heart liberals had the opportunity to speak with this gentleman, I don't think you'd have anything coherent to argue with him on regarding our military action in Iraq. This man recounted to me and other family/friends the horrors of Saddam's regime. From torture chambers equipped with car batteries and acid to the Mujahadeen (Saddam's loyalists) "eye-thumping" unloyal Iraqi men, women, CHILDREN and elderly, this guy painted a grim picture. Saddam was the epitome of evil people, and I have the utmost disgust for anybody who dares call a war to remove such a criminal "unjust" How can you call something unjust when you know only as much as the media spoon feeds you? You, not the war, are what's wrong. YOU need a dose of reality, as seen by our brave men and women in Iraq.
But don't expect to hear any real first hand accounts like this on television. That would upset the liberal media's bandwagon campaign against all things conservative.
Better they keep you all ignorant and paint this war to be the unjust war you want to believe it is. It's okay if you decide to remain ignorant, but please DO NOT attack this war as if you know anything about it. Until you meet someone who's come back from the conflict and can hear about it first hand as I did, you have no business condemning our action to give an oppressed people hope, life and liberty. And if you still insist on condemning it, I have a new word for you: communist. Get acquainted with it, for that???s what you espouse if you were for leaving such an oppressive dictator in office.
That is all.
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Goingboeing, you're right...if he was over there for one day longer, he'd probably turn into a liberal like you and wish the war had never started. Which is exactly why he bloody VOLUNTEERED to go back next month! Out of all the guys in his company, 2 out of 3 have VOLUNTEERED to go back. Is that what you liberals call "wondering if it was really worth all this crap to get him [Saddam] out of power". No, actually they just have an evidently unexplainable love of country and burning desire to keep it safe for their loved one's and even their fellow citizens who condemn their action.
Please don't do anymore betting, as you can count on being wrong.
And FYI, I will be joining the USAF as soon as I finish my 4 yrs at university. Every male in my family from the time my great grandfather came to this country from Ireland has flown in the USAF. If there was a need for more servicemen NOW, I'd be the first one to enlist, believe me. The fact you people fail to realize when criticizing me for not enlisting now is that this is a purely volunteer-based military we have at the moment. That means everyone currently in the armed services has voluntarily enlisted...to the point that we have the first all volunteer military in something like 50 years. So rest assured, I'm not all words and no action. I WILL be in the Air Force in 2 years, fighting for my country and even serving to protect people like you, whom I vehemently disagree with. Like it or not, you are still my fellow citizens and as such, I will serve to protect you and your families.