"I hope we don't need (I guess now) 16 year old Australians in Afghanistan. The coalision (I call it like that because I am a Captain of the German Armed Forces) has a lot of experienced and find soldiers. Most of them are brave and exactly at…"
"I will try to keep my reply short.
I think that after everything you and everyone else has done there, It is absolutely stupid to hell and back, that you would pull out, at some point, I reckon they will need to get back in and either they will need…"
Were you one of the Forward Observers I saw in the film?
I saw the film before I read Sebastian's book. I remember sitting in the theater at the end of film and reading that we pulled out of the Korengal Valley. I looked at my…"
"Three quick thoughts:
1. I wish I had seen Meet the Press.
2. I think that many people believe we helped create the problem in Afghanistan well before 9/11 with our support of the Mujahadeen against the Soviets -- not for the good of Afghanistan…"
"After watching Meet the Press this morning, I'm now aware of how much more there is in play here than I realized. I had no information regarding the internal constitution of Afghanistan prior to 9-11, and now that I do it has really brought…"
"I'm sorry, I don't understand what our blowing to pieces a little country far away has to do with our sense of community or our Big Macs. It is not a football game where our side gets extra points for "team spirit." And 9/11…"
I'm with you. I think it's complete bullshit. You guys were right there in the middle of the hornets nest - stirring that shit up. Taking out a lot of bad guys. Keeping the fight at their doorstep instead of ours.
"I guess as the "someone" who brought up the fact that we have been fighting in the Middle East and North Africa for at least two centuries, on and off, I'll respond briefly. And let me say that I mean no disrespect for the troops, and…"
"Well I keep trying to tell everyone how awesome I am but they won't listen...lol.
Seriously though, I'm glad to bump into someone who is like minded. It's so disappointing that so many Americans are content to not think at all.…"
"Brandon, thank you and I like your thinking too! Ha!
I agree with you. War is war. There will be fighting and unfortunately, there will be people who die that are innocent. It's not a pretty truth but that is the nature of war. I'm not…"
"Amen! I like you already Rhonda! I also really like how you said, "its better to fight in the Korengal, than in airports and shopping malls." So much truth in that statement, because we were fighting mostly the villagers in that valley,…"
"I respect what you say, Rhonda, and I agree with your support for the troops. Two small points for possible reflection, however. First, we have been fighting in the Middle East and North Africa since at least 1803. When the Marine Corps sings about…"
Well I keep trying to tell everyone how awesome I am but they won't listen...lol.
Seriously though, I'm glad to bump into someone who is like minded. It's so disappointing that so many Americans are content to not think at all. I'd venture to say that most Americans are more concerned with the results of American Idol than the result of the wars we are fighting. *sigh* What's a girl to do?
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