This post is to pass on a Blog Post from a friend well I think of him as a friend I have been reading his blog and posting and he has given me some advice and heads up on the Army. I was really moved by this Post and asked for permission to pass it on. I just wish I could put it on every front page newspaper around the world. I hope it gives you the same feelings as it did me and make us remember that what we do here will get back to our loved ones over there and it dose effect them. I wish that we Americans where not so selfish I take that back not all of us are but the ones who are would stand back and just think for one minute how there actions effect others.
"This morning I found a whole pile of videos saved on people's shared folders on the computer we use. They were mostly homemade videos of here, images of sand, dust, convoys, Iraqis. Soldiers doing what they do, kicking in doors, taking detainees, and blowing things up. One of them was from the unit that we replaced, the 30th BCT from North Carolina. Another one was a long one from the 101st Airborne Division, who were some of the first troops on the ground here. They are also the ones that will be replacing us in a couple of months. There were other videos that were made up of pictures and clips from the World Trade Center attack. It was very good watching those, helped me to remember why we're here. It's very easy sitting in that little box that I call a job to lose perspective on things going on outside. It made me want to yell at people back home that have no idea what they're talking about.
That woman in Texas outside the Bush Ranch for instance. She aggravates me, even though I can't even remember her name. The President is trying to relax a little bit from what must be one of the highest pressured jobs in the world, and she has to go and bring a circus of media to squat on his freaking front yard. Give the man a break Lady! The President didn't kill your son, your son did something called VOLUNTEERING! He signed his own adult name to the recruiter's paperwork, and he did not have to ask your permission. If he thought he was doing it to make some college money or to go on a paid vacation around the world, then he was a fool. I tend to doubt that was the case, since most people that join the military understand what the military is for.
The military exists for one purpose, to kill people and blow things up. That's all. The college money and travel are perks. Every job in the military exists for that one purpose. The reason FOR the military is that there is an evil power in the world. That evil power shows its ugly butt in many forms, sometimes in the form of a child molester, or a serial killer, or a drug pusher. The form the President(and therefore, the military) is most concerned about is international terrorism. Terrorism is not something that STARTED on 11 September 2001, it ENDED there. President Bush drew a line in the sand finally, after eight years of having a sniveling, skirt-chasing liar as our commander-in-chief, and declared that we would not stand for it any more. We would no longer wait for the terrorists to attack us in our neighborhoods or our places of business, we would take the fight to them and exterminate them one by one like the vermin they are. That is why we went into Afghanistan, and that is why I'm writing this from a desk in Iraq instead of in the comfort of home. Because we finally have a President who has the cohonas to confront the bully and doesn't care what the world thinks. He is not a perfect man by any means. He has made mistakes, and he will continue to make them the rest of his life, just like you and me and every other human being on God's earth.
Judge not, lest ye be judged however. What you don't understand Lady, is that the world is not a happy little fairy land where the bunnies play and the deer frolic all the time. The world is fallen, and we have to clean it up from time to time. Your son signed his name as a man, and he died as a man, and all you're doing is staining his legacy with your whining. It is a sad thing that good men and women must die to defend the things they love. It is a NECESSARY thing however, something which must be done. Otherwise we're all reduced to cringing cowards, afraid of the boogeyman and his sharp teeth. Your son would want you to mourn, of course. But instead of pointing the finger at the one man in the world who had the opportunity to do something bold to prevent terrorism, you should choose instead to support him so we can hurry up and get through the mess.
The President didn't make the mess, he simply decided it was time to clean it up. This involves getting messy, as any of you who've ever cleaned up a mess know. You don't even have to do anything to create a mess, if you spend all your time being a little boy and having fun, the mess will come to you. That's what the previous president did, and now the current one is stuck with the mess. He didn't back down though, he plunged in and got his hands dirty, and your son chose to help him. May he and all the others that have died rest in peace, and may their families choose to honor their deaths and continue to pray for those still in the fight.
Ok, I'm done ranting now. I'm just tired of hearing people on the news criticize and point fingers and tell the President what he ought to do and how he screwed up. He isn't perfect, but then, neither are you. I hope some pansy who doesn't understand the necessity of war reads this and realizes how he/she has had their head in the sand. There is great beauty in this world of ours, and there is also great sorrow, sorrow for the evil that has tainted it. We should rejoice in the beauty, but every so often we have to get nasty with the evil in order to prevent a greater evil.You all have a good day, and thank God for the privilege He's given you of being able to live another day. Kiss your wife or your husband and your kids and be grateful for people like that poor silly woman's son, that are over here cleaning up the mess so you don't have to. Thanks for reading, and God Bless America."
(I didn't want to use his name or his blog name out of respect for him)