Yes Mamn, I couldn't agree more as a Wounded Warrior supporter, a Patriot Guard Rider, and a Navy veteran.
I am so sick of seeing our best wasted on wars and on nation-building. Viet-Nam was a righteous attempt at stopping communism, but our media lost that effort.
Although we won the Iraq war, they WILL revert to their barbaric ways as is always the case in that part of the world. Aftganiscrap is already doing so, not to mention the State Department attempting back-channel negotiations with the Taliban. Egypt and the other "arab spring" countries are going to be more problems.
As before, in my 62 years, I've seen a waste of our youth and resources and foresee more to come.
The next time we go to war, I want to see complete devastation of the enemy and teach a lesson like we did with Germany, Italy, and Japan. No more half-assed attempts. Kill them all! - make an example! It worked for the aforementioned 3 nations, it can work again if we and true allies have the resolve.
As we leave Aftganiscrap, with all our good will and candies and food and water and our soldiers play nice and building their infra-structure, we're still seeing a body/wounded count. They are a sick culture that should have been bombed/nuked back into their beloved 7th century. And no, I don't care about their children or moderates - better they die than ours.
Sorry, Kathy, this thread touched a nerve. I'm old and I'm tired. I grew up in an era when America wouldn't take crap from anyone who wanted to harm our productive way of life. We were the "Shining Promise on the Hill". We would stop them by whatever means. Now, no one cares, as I watch our great experiment die. Better go to bed. Have a nice day.