Warning: My thoughts are all over the place today.
I find it simply ridiculous that our President has to tell the nation and our enemies his plans for the war. What the ****? Why not just line up all our Soldiers, Airmen, Seamen, Guards, and Marines against a wall and execute them. While we're at it, do the same to every living American. Then spit on the graves of the deceased veterans and in the face of those still living. The freedoms of the American people and the countries we protected so long ago will all be in vain. Sometimes it is best to not know! Ingnorance is bliss, right? I'm sure that if the American people knew just 1/2 of the daily threats the government receives on a daily basis, 9 out of 10 people would not leave their homes. Seriously! If I were President, I think I'd tell all those Reps. and Senators to go suck an egg.
Every time you turn around there has to be an investigation of some sort. Just like the detainees at GBay. They did or said something to trigger suspensions of terrorism to land them there. They are detainees, not guests. I'm sure they are receiving better treatment than my daddy did as a POW in Vietnam. And a heck of a lot better than those who've been captured by the Al Queda. Simply ridiculous! Now I don't think that there should've been pictures taken of the detainees by those service members. That was just a lack of morals. I personally did not find it funny in anyway.
Then there is the issue of those Marines who killed the citizens in Haditha. You have to consider that these service members have to take into account that everyone is a possible suspect of terrorism/insurgency. If the citizens do not do as they are instructed then they are liable to get hurt or killed. Our service members don't just go in blowing up places or on shooting rampages. Sure there may have been other avenues to take, but we weren't there. They had to think in a moment's notice. These same "innocents" could've been the next ones to carry out another 9/11 or acted against one of our bases over there. These Marines acted to protect themselves, each other, and the rest of America. Yet they are being severely punished for a mistake made in a moment's notice in a war.
In the years to come, I'm sure we will applaud Bush. He walked into a huge mess that Country Boy Bill left. I will save those thoughts for another day.
I think it is time to post a happy thought next.
But before closing, I ask this of you. Next time you see a member of the United States military, thank them. Shake their hand. Or even give them a hug if permitted. They've given up so much and yet ask so little.