I'm an old patriot, too. Joined the US Army unassigned
in 1953 to serve in Korea. Wasn't old enough to be
drafted for 2 so volunteered for 3. Just wanted to
do my part.
As it turned out, I got sent to Germany instead as the
Korean war was more-or-less over. Our job, obvious to us,
was to stop the Russians (CCCP) from taking over Europe
by the following logic:
1) CCCP runs all their tanks and troops toward the
border, forcing us to come scrambling to our side in
the middle of the night.
(Which they did about 2 times a month)
2) We eventually lose our nerve and leave Europe.
WRONG! We stay. And we know we are stopping them because
they wouldn't dare attack for real. We would, of course,
all be killed because they outnumbered us and had more
equipment. But our deaths would bring such a enraged USA
to their land that they wouldn't believe. Remember
Pearl Harbor. They knew that and eventually stopped.
Side note: We are dealing pretty well with the Russians
now and have intermarried and many know family there.
Just think - we had plans to kill all the Russians there
were. Man, woman, child, dog. Nuke 'em!
My son went to Virginia Military Institute. Nothing as
rigorous as the Marines, but a tough Rat line. But he
never went into military service at all.
Anyway, getting back to my complaint after 9/11.
We weren't attacked by a government with ambassador to
declare war, etc. Instead, we were attacked by a small
group of religeous nuts not unlike the Christian
Conservatives here - highly motivated by a twisted notion
of what some god want's us to do.
In their case, they wanted a bunch a virgins. LOL. Don't
they know that the reason so many virgins exist is that
they are ugly and hate men?
It was right to attack the Talliban and we should have
stopped there and made that country into a rich, respected
place like we did with Germany after the war.
But NOOO! Mr. "I am the decider" Bush made a precident the
world will long regret: If you feel that you are threated
by some country, you can attack. Exactly what the UN was
designed to avoid.
There is not enough band width on the internet to say how
evil the USA became when an innocent country, Iraq, was
attacked so that VP Cheny could get richer. EXXON is on.
So what, anyway, if they had WMD's? That's their business.
So does Vietnam, China, you name it. As far as I know, a
sovereign nation can have all the WMD's they want. The only
thing the other countries can do about it is make their people's
live miserable by sanctions. Did that for 30 years to Cuba to
prove that does nothing but make innocent people suffer.
It is a great honor to fight and die for America in a defense
of a bona-fide attack of a country with generals and troups
It is a disgrace to kill innocent citizens of countries that
have done nothing to America. Bin Laden was never in Iraq
and probably would have been shot by Sadam if he could do it.
Sadam was our ally against Muslim extremists. He was a Nazi,
not a Muslim.
Hmmm. Lost my original pearl: Rosie caused all of this!