I hope someone some day shows you the real meaning of war, RIOT. I bet you'd find out what it's like to be raped real quick if we were to stick you in prison.
A man said to the universe:
"Sir, I exist!"
"However," replied the universe,
"The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation."
-- Stephen Crane
Curious if you can identify the divisions of the soldiers pictured or know the significance of the shoulder and helmet insignias? Your "brothers" would.Here is a picture of all of my brothers.
If I'm the only witness to your madness offer me some words to balance out what I see and what I hear.
The hero worship evident in the OP (and I was as guilty of this sort of thing at 16 as were most of my peers) and the current attempts by many Americans of both political parties to elevate our troops into living saints are both unreasonable and unnecessary.
Soldiers are as human as anyone else. They don't have superhuman powers that allow them to avoid fear, perform miracles or live error-free lives.
The Forum Rules
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
[John F. Kennedy]
The principal value of debate lies in the development of logical thought processes, and the ability to articulate your positions publicly.
[Senator Dick Clark of Iowa]
The presence of those seeking the truth is infinitely to be preferred to the presence of those who think they've found it.
Thank you, Jack. Unfortunately, that would be considered an extremist view by some.
Post by post, building his arguments by smashing a couple of theirs -- for America.