31 May 2010

For Memorial Day

I have to question the anti-war, anti-violence people.  I abhor violence too, when it's not warranted.  People say we're over in Afghanistan fighting a "holy war" when it's not true.  The taliban are not holy and we're not trying to convert them.  The taliban however did plan and execute a a malicious plan that killed THOUSANDS of our people.  Thousands.  These were not trained soldiers, these were civilians who died.  They died in their work, and in their daycare, or in the place they had to go to to do business, or they died on their way to somewhere else.  When I think back on that day, and who can't on this day we're supposed to reflect on past soldiers, I am heartbroken.  I think how can people just want to stand by and let that go?  I follow Jesus, I know that he says to turn the other cheek.  However, I don't think he would condone standing by and allowing thousands of more innocent civilians be blown up, or burned, or fall out of buildings.

When it comes to Iraq, I'm also tired of hearing we're only in it for the oil.  If we were in it for the oil, don't you think we'd have lower gas prices by now?  We had a responsibility to removed the man we put in power.  He was killing millions of his own people.  Remember the last time we turned our backs on someone who was  inflicting mass genocide?  It wasn't pretty and it was NOT okay!

I also think these people are insensitive to people who have loved ones in the military, especially when they claim they must have only joined for the education, or because they think they can't get money another way.  Most soldiers do not join for those reasons, and yet it's spoken as if that's the only reason someone would join.  How about pride in your country?  That's why my husband joined.  He is proud of his country and he believes in keeping it safe from people who would come over here and harm the people of this country.  He is selfless and brave and amazing.  By saying what he is doing is pointless, or unneeded you are stomping on his sacrifice and mine!  I have been without my husband for what you say is pointless, but we don't think so.  This especially stings when it comes from family.

We are fighting a war to keep our country free.  Hopefully we can continue to keep our country free without war, but when someone is constantly beating you down, how do you expect to react?  If someone threatens your life, how do you honestly think you would react?  I would suggest that you watch the Buffy episode 'Pangs' to the end.  Willow is anti-war too, she's very liberal, but watch at the end, watch what happens when she's confronted with violence to herself and her loved ones.  In fact watch any episode where any of the characters are.  They fight back, they keep their loved ones safe.

Why do people think they have to apologize to others?  I feel for the innocent people who die over there, it breaks my heart, but most of them are dying because of their own people wrapping bombs on them.  Did you know they wrap bombs on children and blow them up?  Did you know soldiers now have to be wary of the little children over there that they were originally trying to help because they died giving kids candy, and toys and things because the adults used the kids to kill our soldiers?

I'm tired of it.  My husband is my hero, and you people diminish what he is doing.