Friday, November 18, 2005

Politically Incorrect And Maybe Even Unpatriotic To Some

I'm tired of this war. I was never for it from the beginning and it should have been over and done with a long time ago. Someone remind me why we're in Iraq in the first place? Was it because of the weapons of mass destruction that we never found? Or Saddam Hussein, who's now captured and being tried, and his maybe ties w/the Al Quaida? Seriously, all sarcasm aside, I don't remember the details and it's not because I wasn't paying attention. I need to dig up some facts on the internet to refresh my memory.

A couple days ago I found out that an old teacher of mine, Mr. I, was deployed to Iraq. He's a SFC in the HHC 29th Brigade. I was surprised that he was sent over there because, while he's not an ancient old man, he was out of the service for awhile before he became a teacher and I figured that the military had age limits on deployment. Although many are deployed there and return safely, all I can think about is the ones that don't...what if he doesn't make it back? I'm sad for how his family must feel and what they're going through daily. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them and I hope that he is home with them soon.

People like Mr. I and others that choose to be fighting for our country are truly heroes. They're my heroes. I may not agree with this particular war, but I'm not against ALL war. War is inevitable and our country wouldn't be standing here today without it. These brave men and women enlist to protect our country and are there doing their job whether or not they agree with the war at hand or the issues that surround it. I'm so proud of all of them and in awe of the selfless sacrifices they have made for our country's freedom. I just want to say "thank you" to all of them!

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