"Last time I checked, our soldiers are the ones doing all the work, which allows YOU tree-huggers to: complain, get on a bus to iraq, leave because you got too scard with a bullet, and then complain some more.
That said, there’s a reason why geeks stick with books, while men with balls get down to business.
Will you kindly step aside while us big men take care of business?
Are you saying that only military personnel have the right to oppose war? In fact, they are the only ones who don’t have the right to oppose war. They have taken an oath to support any war the president orders. So, if a soldier feels that he’s being sent to fight and risk his life when it’s not necessary, he can’t speak up for himself. He goes ahead and takes a bullet because he is man enough to fufull his duty, but what he feels in his heart goes unheard. It’s the duty of people who feel like him, but aren’t under military oath, to step up to speak for him.
I stepped up to the plate and served as a paratrooper in the 82nd. I was willing to take the bullet. The tree huggers have just as much right to complain as I do.
I don’t like the fact that we’re risking the lives of highly trained and valuable heros in situations where unarmed inspectors belong. Let the inspectors play the games with him, keep an eye on him, and make life miserable for him. He’s not going anywhere as long as they shadow him. In the past week, they’ve harrassed him into destroying more missiles. Saddam only wants power. The only way to keep the power he has is to cooperate. The only way he could lose his power is if he attacked the US, so he ain’t gonna do it unless he thinks he has nothing else to lose. I think we should continue to keep the THREAT of war over his head for this purpose. As long as he knows war will come if he attacks, we control him. Until then, save our troops for situations where nobody else can do the job.
Save your best shirt for the big dance, not for babysitting.