I am. I've been searching the internet for hours and reading "Co-Ed Combat" by Kingsley Browne. I came across a link on MSNBC..it's a free for all...what do you think about the war? It is titled, "Iraq: Five Years Later." It is so entertaining.
I'm only up to page ten (there are 938) but here are some highlights! Here is the link if you're also bored.
-First, there is no war. Only congress can declare war after being asked to do so by the President of the United States. If I recall correctly, that has not been done to date. Second, there is no front in Iraq so where are the troops going and what is their objective. So it seems to me, its another Vietnam and we all know how that turned out. Congress didn't declare that a war either. I support all the troops there, but not there function. We invaded that country under a false premise. We have become the Japanese and this was not a good Pearl Harbor.
-I do agree, there really is no "war". Because in order to have war, you must be fighting someone. And who is it that our soldiers are fighting? And honestly, what really bugs me, is that the President himself can stand there and say that he will not let any of the troops come home until they "succeed". Its like telling a kindergartener that they can't go out to recess until they've finished their work. I mean, come on. That just sounds like a serious slap in the face to our troops. They've had NO GUIDANCE whatsoever in this so-called "war". Sadly, joining the military has now become a fear rather than an act of patriotism.
-Its funny really.... I really think Iraq was better off with Saddam in power.... We went to Iraq for oil and that alone and yet we can even get it... The Shitties, Muslims, and Kurds mined you all bitter rivals... are working together by coordinating roadside bomb attcks everyday... What everyone fails to realize once the US leaves a civil war will begin...... It in the forseeable future and it has to happen..... What bush did was outright wrong and I consider a Mass Murder by sending our troops into harms way to get killed over oil..... My cousin and a friend have served over in Iraq and I damn well know what is said on the t.v. is not what is really going on.... My nieghbor severed two tours in iraq and both times had a roadside bomb explode in his convoy.... He told me the soilders that are injured don't ask for help no.... They let them die on the street because there is nothing they can do..... Its pathetic how we let Bush into office twice.... We were on something that day... Barack Obama will get us out of this mess...
And if you vote for Mccain.... he wants to have troopsin Iraq for 100 hundred years..... We have our own dictator that we need to get out our county's lead..... God bless the troops and thank you for laying your lifes on the line....
-I'm enlisted in the United States Army as an Infantryman. I will be deployed soon to Iraq. I am scared, but I'm more than happy to serve my country with honor. In my mind I believe with drawling from Iraq would be foolish. It is a necessity we stay and fight for the win. The men and women fallen in combat have given so much. They have paid the ultimate sacrifice for every American. I believe many people have forgotten what happened on September the 11th, 2001. The children, women, men, families that ended with disaster. This is why we are at War. In the end I am ready to give my life in combat. All I ask is that you support us (the troops) with all your might. It really helps to see the country I fight and may die for, supports my brothers and I. The presidential elections coming are vital in winning the war in Iraq. We MUST not withdraw now! The enemy is standing by waiting for the democrats to win. The enemy knows if Hilary or Obama accomplishes victory they will have the upmost opportunity to re-establish their strength in Iraq and overtime have the power to launch attacks on United States soil. Just remember all the sacrifices the American people and soldiers have given, don't let it be for nothing. Thankyou for your time. :)
-This war was sold to this nation and the rest of the world by a lie. It started from people from the sr. bush administration the so called patriot who divided this nation with hate,race, and mostly class. It is not the rich kid that is dying it is the children of the innocent american who took the word of fear brain washed in to them by some greedy self centered bad execuse for human being. What would the forefathers' of this nation would say in there grave. A governor from Texas who stole the election and the so called congress who let him kill innocent people from here all the way to the middle east. They had a word for them It is called treson. The enemy we have is from inside and we call the our leaders.
-What do "The Surge" and "Operation Phoenix" in the Vietnam War have in common? The deaths of thousands of hard-core killer jihadists. Anyone with any sense knows that the Iraq War's hidden strategy is the luring of thousands of Jihadists into Iraq from all over the Middle East and elsewhere so that we can kill them there. This is fact, itself hidden by the non-release of jihadists killed, just as in the Vietnam War when when certain "targets" (usually Viet Cong and North Vietnamese leaders) were killed or assassinated. History will show that the Iraq War, seen as part of an overall anti-terrorist strategy, was not only worth it, it was one of the most intelligent (although secret) military and anti-terrorist strategies ever conceived. Bury your political agendas and emotions. Think rationally about it.
-As someone who is currently on his third deployment to Iraq and taking some precious time to read all of your thoughts. I am staggered by the utter disregard some of you are showing for the people of Iraq. As a nation we as Americans have a responsibility for our fellow man that goes beyond the spending of money. We are the wealthiest nation on the face of the earth, and no matter what reasons drove our leaders it is our responsibility to look beyond money and be willing to extend for All time the Freedom that we so readily take for granted. And by the way, if it comes down to it I will come back as long and as often as it takes to see that the efforts of my brothers and sisters who have fought and died do not go to waste. W.W.J.D
You are an american hero, and none of us posting on these boards who have not served in combat are your equal. I honor your service sir, and will continue to do everything I can to support your and yours in your noble efforts to ensure that the Iraqi people have a chance at a secular and peaceful nation.
We cannot quit now, we are beginning to get the upper hand on the jihadi's(our true enemies). Leaving now can only strengthen them, and unleash a horrendous genocide within that nation.
Simply put this is the most important issue in the most important election cycle in American History. I Respect and am inspired by many of the words of Barrack Obama. But on this one issue, this singular issue of our times, John Mccain is the only choice.
-You go ahead and keep wondering. My fellow troops and I will try our best to keep your *** safe. Maybe get some real-world experience in our jobs, to continue the strongest military presence the world has ever know. And just maybe help a country, once enemy, now ally, be able to get beyond a dictatorship that kills & tortures thousands every year. And while you are asking about Bush's private agenda, maybe you could see that it should have been an American Agenda 15 years ago to act.
-You are an American hero and WWJD? He would support our troops but hate the war, because war is the sinfulness of man
-We were already hated by the arab world before we set foot over there. We have gotten a bloodthirsty tyrant out of executive office of a country where his own countrymen hate and despise him. He took great joy in killing just for the heck of it with no regard or remorse whether it be outsiders or his own followers. I believe that this war, though we sacrifice like in every war, is worth the cause. I have several friends and family that are serving in this war. I to am fixing to deploy there myself and feel strongly for the motives for which I joined and am proud to serve. Though war is sad and we lose many great soldiers, that's life. But we can't quit fighting. If we didn't attack when we did, more attacks on us would be imminent. We had to counterattack in response to their cowardliness offense on us. And all these professors that sit in their comfortable little offices that don't know what on God's green earth they're talking about, but they think they do because they have their, PHD or some kind of degree from reading and studying a book and no hands on, real life experience, only the fiction or scenarios they read, they think that makes them an "expert" and they say, "We should never have gone over there. It was a bad call on our part. Blame Bush. It's all his fault. And it's every citizen that voted for him's fault. Bush should've stayed in the USA and let them bomb and kill our very friends and family that we love and care about. People that we've known our whole lives. It's Bush's fault. They wouldn't have come over here." Yes they did. 9/11. New York. Washington. Penn. Or did everybody forget that??????? Seems like everybody has forgotten about 9/11. About what our country went thru that terrible day. So yes, I VERY STRONGLY agree that this war is worth the cause. Instead of fighting amongst ourselves, we should all be on the same side. Because arguing about Bush and his administration and the downfalls of USA will not solve the problem.
-The war in Iraq has ended the economy and wellbeing of Americans...This has been by far the biggest error in the history of USA...An honorable country which this generation has not been touch by a break in the economy, we just heard from relatives about the depression...this is worse! People did not recognized an unprepared president for the task of first world leader...just a cowboy with a 91 IQ those are my specialty in the school system as ESE! Americans lets start making our homework when placing a ballot!Are we better off because of the war?...check the mortages, the banks conditions, the stock market, the respect for Americans in the world, and the prices at your gas pump! Do the math and decide!
-It is people like you that make me wonder why I would have ever worn the uniform of the United Sates. You want justification? Here is your justification. What did Adolf Hitler do to the United States when we entered into war against Germany? My history books said Japan attacked us. Hitler was nothing more than an insane mass murder, however the United States stepped up to stop him. Don't like that one lets go a little further back. The President was Lincoln and the United States wasn't so united then. That President actually declared war on our own country. Yes I understand there were other issues however one of the pinnacle issues was slavery. I could go on and on through out the history of our country there just isn't room here. America has always stood up to the world and said ENOUGH!!! I constantly hear people like yourself run down what was done. You can not be two faced and say that you support the troops and not what they are doing. To us it just seems like a bunch of political correctness gone awry. On the other hand it seems that posters on here would ask me and my brother and sisters in arms to just ignore how we have been treated since the Iraq war and go to Darfur. So I would like you to answer a question that I already know the answer to but would like your opinion. Why sir should I put on my uniform and defend you with my blood and yes even my life should I be asked too? I mean to follow your line of thought what have you done for me? Why should I risk my life for you. OK you are a taxpayer you know what so are all of us that serve so we are putting not only our taxes in this but we are the ones over there risking OUR LIVES. Perhaps some will take this into account when trying to judge from their living rooms.
-End this war for god sakes and let our men come home
-hey us airforce!...why don't you change your freaking blog name before you start ragging on our government? Did you not have to swear to an oath of enlistment before enlisting? An oath that said to uphold the US Constitution and all superior officers? Doesn't sound like you took it too seriously. You make me ashamed! I hope your not actually in the USAF. I hope your a clueless relative or separated. Have some freakin respect and at least change your blog name before you start expressing your anti-government opinions!
-Always take the fight to the enemy. If you don't like where we are vote in someone who you think will change it. Been there and I am in Afghanistan now. Did the Storm and the Hope as well. If you haven't served then maybe you should before you start making your mind up about anything. One last thing,...do not even think you can understand what it takes to run this country and the decisions that are made that steer us on our course. Yes you have a right to an opinion if you vote. At least make it an intelligent opinion
-everybody is asking were are the wmd's that we couldn't find. Well were is the oil that you ya'll speak of? Is bush hiding 100 million barrels' of oil in his backyard? Are we loading our aircraft carriers up with oil and sending it to the ranch or what? And what if it is about oil, the United States oil production has been decreasing since the 1970's. What are you going to do with out gas for your suv, your boat, or no propane to heat your home. No plastic, no rubber, we've all heard it before. War is inevitable, it's going to happen. when there's not enough to go around, country's are going to start hoarding, and human being are going to die. Plane and simple. I've been to Iraq 3 times. proud to serve for the one's that have before me, and even for you who believe we're all corrupted.
-They can come for my boys when the Bush girls finish basic training.
-Why is oil and gas the all evil? Hypocrites!! All hypocrites! Go live in a cave, and why don't you bring your family with you. Because they won't be able to go to their schools, or play their sports or sleep peacefully at night. No more schools, hospitals, forget travelling. Lets all go back to the ages when we were oil free. You know those carefree, peaceful, fun loving days of the Dark Ages! I'm sure looking forward to that. Civilizations make progress, thats what is supposed to happen. When civilizations start flying planes into buildings and using women and children as mobile bombs, and gassing Kurds, they are not making progress, they are destroying civilization. I'd rather be progressing than destroying and if it takes action to keep ours' and our friends' progressing (i.e. not blowing people up or committing genocide) then so be it! These things happened before Iraq and we need to take steps to keep it from happening as much as possible in the future. I'd love to see anyone of you opining your conspiracy theories about oil and Bush living in a cave somewhere. Me, I'd personnally like to stay civilized.
-You show me yours and I'll show you mine (figuratively). I used that line the first time I got into my wifes pants. I have good memorys of that line. It works. Tomorrow I will look up some un answered questions. I stiil have to catch up on nine more pages. (WHAT?! weird.)
-There are sure a lot of people who call themselves Americans criticizing everything that the President does.Even after propping up the stock market so that you can make some money. there is the question that you still have to ask yourselves.Would you rather see the war being fought here in the United States, or in Iraq?
If we withdraw our troops it will not stop the war it will just change places.
There have been numerous attempts to attack us again after 911 and there are so many who still are trying to kill americans anywhere that they can.The most recent suicide bombing was done by a woman.there were suicide bombings done by pre-teen aged boys and girls in europe and spain and an attempt in canada last november.
What is the definition of weapon of mass destruction? The poison gas that saddam used on 100,000+ in Iraq? the nuclear weapons, the suicide bombers?
You have the freedom to say what you want and the iraqi people did not under saddam's reign of terror. In flight 93 there were brave citizens who fought for their lives and saved another plane crash that was aimed at the White House.
Your criticism of the president is the same as saying that those brave people should have just sat there and died in a plane crash at the White House.
Wake up people we are at war. we did not start this war. Saddam did invade kuwait and kuwait asked the world for help and who came? The United States did.
This is not for oil. This is for our lives and our freedom.
If you are an american,they want you dead where ever you are. No price is too much!
**There is so much more! It really passes the time. Anything interesting going on?