In send-offs for the Gulf War and this one, service persons and families are crying and blubbering all over the place. People in military uniforms whining: “I didn’t think I’d really have to do this.”
Anti-war demonstrators decry the certainty of injury and death which have always defined war, with no real regard to the pros and cons of THIS one.
‘Iraqi Freedom’ command (allegedly) plans to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties despite the Iraqi military using civilian clothes and buildings to ambush our troops.
FOX trots out three wounded soldiers, two of which complain about how it sucks and they want to go back home.
On the other hand…
The Marine on FOX (the third guy) wants to get back in the fight
My nephew being shipped off in the 4th ID is eager to take up the sword and go to battle (while the rest of the family and I are left here cryin and blubberin).
These are just a few examples, but I really wonder if this country were threatened by invasion (peaceful or not), do we have the fortitude to repell it? Or would we feebly give up so as not to suffer anything that remotely appears to be a negative experience or to avoid hurting the invaders’ feelings?
Are we still warriors? If so, for what?