Heres what you dont understand. The typical enlistment is 4 years right? Now, we knew we were gonna be goin to war ever since 9/11 right? Well, that was in 01, it is now 07. These troops knew they would be here and why theyd be fighting. It is now 6 years later. The people who have joined and are serving knew what they were getting themselves into from the beginning. This is what I hate. These people know more than the public(media/civilians) and know they cant tell the public about it. Plus, they dont like deploying because its rough on them, so what do they do? They tell the public they dont want to be here because they dont agree with why we're here(since they CANT tell the public the real reason). These troops are shitting all over the morals and standards they swore to defend. I KNEW what I would be getting myself into and am not ashamed of it one bit. Bush had the BALLS to try to clean up Clintons mess. I respect that.
Now, as for your apology, I dont know what you were trying to prove with your apology but words will not take those "media induced" comments from everyones mind. I cannot accept an apology that says you HATE someone that I respect to the utmost. In my opinion, we need more presidents who are willing to stand up for our freedom and retaliate for terroist acts. I guarantee if you had family in those World Trade Centers you wouldnt think the way you do.
Well thats fine I didn't except you to accept my apology anyway. No one else accepted it anyway. But I want to say one thing. I do support my troops. You may think thats a whole load of shit because I don't support the war. You guys are saying Then how can you support the troops when you think what their doing is bad. Well heres how. Since many of you have been soldiers then you know about orders and commands. When you enlisted to join the army that took a lot of courage and I respect that in every way. Not everyone can sign up for something that might lead to their death but you did and I respect that. You signed up to defend your country, your people, your family and friends and you president. Thats why you enlisted to join the army some might do it for other reasons but I would hope thats why. And that is a great thing to do for some people you don't even know. But some troops want to defend their country and their people but that doesn't mean they support some of their actions. Soldiers are given orders on which they are suppose to follow without questions. That doesn't mean that agree but they are disciplined and they follow the order. So thats how I support my troops. I thank them for having the courage in the first place to enlist. Then to follow orders given to them and then following them without any questions asked. Thats a hard thing to do and they do it even with the knowing that they might die. So thats how I support my troops I know they are in life and death situations and they are doing that out of their hearts for my freedom. Its hard to see in the newspaper or on the news that another soldier died from car bombing.
Truly I want you to know that I once whated to join the Mariners. I had a dream too. I wanted to finish high school which I am about to do. Attend a good college and then join the ROTC. So I could join the Mariners giving the orders and not taking them. I wanted to make a military career. I first wanted to join the airforce but because of certain medical conditions I have thats impossible. I wanted to fly a F-14 Tomcat. So I decide I wanted to join the Mariners but after seeing so many soldiers die by car bombings I didn't want to join the Mariners and then die by a car bomber what would that accomplish. Thats just how I feel though many like you guys how signed up guess can find meanings but I right now maybe in the future will find that but for now I am not sure what I want to do now. I am not that smart so what can I really do.