Published: Saturday, May 18 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
As a fully fledged American citizen and a veteran of the U.S Navy, I resent the
use of the U. S. military as an excuse for the unnecessary and unwanted
charities to take from the American people. A person voluntarily
serves in the military in much the same way a people hire on as employees of a
private company, and are much better compensated than are average American
Thank the troops? For what? For unwarranted invasions and needless killing of
brown-skinned or non-Christian innocents for the benefit of corporate interests?
I'm also a veteran, but I want no thanks for the damage I've inflicted
in the name of the American empire. If anything, I would like to apologize for
being so naive as to think I was doing something productive. I'll do what I
can to keep others from making the same mistake.
Re: "Thank the troops? For what?"Well, the usual chorus of
immature, naysaying liberals is out in full force, I see.If, for no
other reason, liberals should thank American military men and women for the
ability they have to spew their venomous, disingenuous bile.But,
they should do so quickly.They may not have that right much longer.
Not if the brave, new world envisioned by the liberal icons they worship -- you
know, the dangerous radicals using the captive media, academe, and the IRS to
stifle and punish dissent -- have their way, that is.
Yes, I will definitely thank the troops. Those like SEY who so bravely speak
their minds, soldiers who went into the armed forces with a naive belief that
they would be helping their country help the world...and learned otherwise. I'll thank Veterans for Peace and the Iraq Veterans Against the War
(Iraq and Afghanistan)whose collective efforts build a culture of peace by using
their experiences and lifting their voices. They inform the public of the true
causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the
wounds of wars. I'll thank all these courageous veterans.
I'll listen very carefully to what they have to say and I'll learn
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