I get it. You disagree with the war in Iraq. But for the love of all that is Holy, please do not disrespect my husband, my friends or those that are now lost because of your stance. I disagree with the war, but I don't call our men and women in uniform "assassins".  I don't call them "murderers".

Hey, asshat, if you hate our military men and women so much, why don't you say that to the widows, the the orphaned children, and the childless parents of the Americans that have had to make the ultimate sacrifice? And if you are willing to do that, great job: you just won stupid, ignorant person of the year.

They may have volunteered, but they volunteered for the defense of our country. If their orders are to go to war, they do not get a say on whether they go or not. They gave up their freedom of speech when they signed that contract so that you may have your's.

If you hate the war so much, quit your bitching and do something about it. Don't just stand there and bring down the people that have been thrown into the path of war because of their career choice. Write a letter, talk to the media about your displeasure with the war, but do not call my husband, my father, my uncle, my grandfather, and my best friends murderers. If anything, the more you wait and bitch, the more you are just as guilty as anyone else for the needless deaths that occur because you didn't want to do anything.

 

***UPDATE***

To all those that listed a Service, thank you for all you do. For those that had to lose some one in this or any other war, I hold your hand in grief, and I'm sorry for your loss. I am honored and humbled by the sacrifices the members of the uniformed services make everyday.

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rgh3a...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Did someone actually call your husband an assassin? I'm sorry to hear that.

I don't agree with Bush's war in Iraq at all but I don't for one second forget to be grateful for the men and women, past, present and future, who sign up for the military and are willing to risk their lives  for this country. They are the #1 reason I want to see them out of Iraq.

Thank your husband for me please.

 

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Baile...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:20 AM

Amen to that... I'm with you my sister - in-law was killed in Iraq and left her beautiful daughter behind to defend our country and our freedom of speech... my husbands been there 3 times and wants to go again...do these ignorant and disrespectful, hateful people ever stop to think that if we were'nt over there that there would be more viloence and terrorist acts over here, and that they wouldn't have there freedom or freedom of speech if they were'nt defending our country...Maybe they should go see what our troops and there families go through, believe me we don't do it (the military) for the money cause the pay is crap...the benefits??? ya, we pay out alot in co payments so I don't see where the benefits are that good either...We have our own business on top of the military or we wouldn't be able to survive... So these ignorant and disrepectful poeple should be thankful for our troops being and volunteering to go and protect us so they can lay there heads down and sleep with no worries at night unlike us as spouses and family members of the brave...

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mom2a...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:20 AM

I agree the rgh3angel.  I have been against this war from the very beginning, and every soldiers' death has been so incredibly tragic in my eyes.  I would like to see them all home, safe and sound.  I cannot possibly have more respect for all of our soldiers than I do.  I am teaching my son to respect them, too.  I don't have to agree with our governments' policy to love, respect and appreciate all that our soldiers are doing for us.

I salute you, as well, as a soldier's wife.  It must be very difficult for you with  your husband in harms way.  God bless you and your family, and I will pray for your husband's safe return.

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CoplienM
Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:33 PM Some one in one of my debate groups refers to the military men and women as murderers and assassins. I just needed to get that off my chest.

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chery...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:38 PM My brother died overseas and my husband and I both served in the Navy.  It was a job for us, not a conquest.  We volunteered and so did my brother.  I can't stand people who talk trash about our HEROS!!

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Anouck
Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:58 PM I'm dead set against the war, but I would never call the soldiers who didn't have a choice but to go where they were sent names.... Do I understand why people would volunteer to go back there? No. Do I believe that somehow the war over there prevents terrorism over here? Absolutely not. I don't believe for a moment they are over there "defending our country", nor do I believe that we would lose our freedom of speech if they weren't fighting that war. However, they are people, and they are dying. They have families and loved ones, and I feel for those who don't make it back alive, or who are injured. Nobody deserves to die, for whatever reason.

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DoctorDi
Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:28 PM

Mer - I would never think to call anyone serving this country a murderer. You and your husband both are making a big sacrifice and I truly appreciate it.

I don't like the Iraq war but this is no reflection on our service men and women. They are doing what is asked and expected of them.  The debacle of this war is not their doing. Those of us who have any level of intelligence knows this.

Thanks for sharing your feelings and I support you and your family all the way!

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summe...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 10:17 PM Thanks for sharing this. We support your husband and all our men and women who put their life on the lines for us.

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RanaA...
Jun. 3, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Fantastic post.  I don't support the war one bit, but the SECOND anyone accuses me of not supporting the soldiers, I grow horns.  My husband may not be in Iraq, but he was in a submarine deep underwater still protecting this country.  My best friend is back in Iraq for the second time, and just watched a friend get hit by a rocket.

Support the men and women... some of whom are just barely out of high school... who are just trying to do something with their lives, whether it be money for college, a guaranteed paycheck, or support for their families, and they happened to take a very dangerous job.  If you want to hate anyone, hate the politicians.  After all, THEY are the ones who sent our brothers, fathers, sons and friends there, THEY are the ones who keep them there, and THEY are the ones who tell them when to shoot and when to hold.

Anyone who insults the soldiers has no idea what it's like to be one, or be close to one, and really should take a minute to meet some of them.  They're just people, kids, with jobs.  It's not their fault that their bosses are sending them to do something that often even THEY don't agree with. 

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zoeja...
Jun. 4, 2008 at 6:58 AM

People call hubby and our friends awful things all the time it bugs me, they are just doing what they are ordered to do! No person in their right mind wants to miss birthdays, holidays and anniversaries if they had a choice or a say in the matter I'm sure things would be different but until you walk a mile in their shoes (and their families) I don't think you can talk.

it just makes me sad 

 

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