Originally Posted by UnoMasMezcal
I can't disagree with either of you. BUT What the hell you we do now? Turn our people against our own troops because we disagree with why / how they got there? Are you willing to tell a combat vet he/she fought for nothing?
We owe it to them to create something positive in the end. Peace in the region. I don't know how, but something.
My BIL has been in the military for ages. Remember Desert Storm? I will never forget what he said upon his return. What a @#$%& waste of time that was. We made a fuss when he got back home. Had a huge party for him, but he didn't feel like a hero. He felt like he failed somehow, and he absolutely hated Bush. They went for a reason and came back empty handed is how he saw it.
Now he's in Iraq...same feelings. He keeps asking, "what the @#$% is all of this about?" I hope he comes back as he was sent, but we fear for his mental state. It's been too long...