For me, this issue is to show the deep respect these amazing heroes deserve, to reverence their willingness to kick ass and give all for their country, but still honestly feel that we shouldn’t have put them in harms way in the first place, that our REAL enemies are not stinking moon god worshipping child molesters crapping in caves, or even the useful idiots they convince to fly planes into buildings or detonate vests in crowds of people, but Harvard educated, MBA accredited wearers of custom made suits who are on a first name basis with journalists, CEOs and Senators.
The real enemy is the house of Saud, it’s enablers, the venom it pumps into this country and the rest of the West. The issue is how to point that out, and that we got played for suckers killing people and breaking things in Afghanistan and Iraq when the real enemy was, and is, right amongst us- but still praising the massive cajones, the sacrifice and showing all due appreciation to the men and women who went over there and did things I, at least. could never imagine.
Just the cranky .02 from someone who tried to join -ANY branch - multiple times ( rejected as ‘too deaf to fire artillery’)
When it all started I told my wife that this “war on terror” would last forever because we aren’t willing to do what we would need to do to win it. There’s no doubt in my mind the military would wipe them off the face of the earth if given the chance. But they weren’t allowed.
Now, I’m hearing there is enough firepower in Falujah to occupy Baghdad. That’s just plain depressing when I think of the sacrifices our military made.
RSR - I know your frustration: it took me four tries and help from God to get into the Air Force. Literally. I’m an Air Force brat and wanted nothing more than to be a fighter pilot like my old man, but I have an uncorrectable birth defect in my left eye that keeps the vision in that eye at 20/100. 3 times I couldn’t pass the physical. The fourth time, just before I graduated from law school, I tested at 20/70 - the minimum acceptable and the only time I have tested at that vision. I went in as a judge advocate, not a fighter pilot, because that’s where God wanted to use me.
Wonderful movie, see it twice.