Thursday, June 30, 2005

Thoughts on the War

So the other night my brother came over for dinner. This is unusual because he's a Marine commander and had leave. He's being deployed in two weeks to Iraq, so everyone's trying to spend time with him before he leaves.

While he was over, we watched President Bush's speech encouraging people to support the war. As most of you now know, I have some thoughts on this.

The people who say they don't support the war because they'd rather not be at war, to you I say, who on earth do you think WANTS to be at war?! Good grief, nobody WANTS to be over there fighting for YOUR right to talk trash about the military and the commander of our country. Also, get over it! We ARE at war and you need to get on board with supporting the men and women fighting that war! Stop arguing and complaining about how you don't think we should be there in the first place, at the least shut your mouth so those trying to help get things resolved could get home that much more quickly.

I like how President Bush's speech told of all the good things we've been helping with over in Iraq. The news media in general tells the bad news since it sells. Let me tell them something- good news is what I will buy. I know there's reality and bad stuff happens, blah blah blah, but there's a TON of great stuff going on in the world that nobody is covering! I'm sick of it and I'm tired of not having my say. I know not that many people read my blog and that's okay, but now I can breathe easier having been on my soapbox today.

Now to go buy a yellow ribbon...

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