It just hit me!

  1. just hit me, we are at WAR! Yes, I know this has been brewing. Yes, I know I should have been paying attention. I have purposly NOT watched anything about it on T.V. I have not read the articles in the paper, in magazines, or on here if I could avoid it. I am not sure why, I guess I just didn't want to hear or think about it. Maybe that makes me Un-American, I am not sure. I am not, I try to be as patriotic as the next person. I guess I knew it would make me sad. Well, guess what, I am SAD!!!
    I don't know whether I am for or against this invasion, as I really have no Idea about the circumstances. This is my fault, I know that. I have attended no protests or rallys. Now I sit here in tears, as I watch Dateline NBC. Watching our guys and girls getting ready to battle. Watching them call home to thier familys and babies. Its tearing me up!!! I was so young during Desert storm, and I really don't remember much. Now these kids that are risking thier lives for me and my country, could die. freakin sad. They are younger than, I am in awe of thier courage.
    I do not have any loved ones over there, or that may possibly be affected. I think this is another reason why I have kept myself from all of this. Once again, yes, I feel stupid for not being more up to date on all of this. I guess I just want to say to everyone on here , whether you are for or against this war....its here. Please support our troops as they are risking thier lives for us. It has begun, we can't stop it now no matter our personal opinions. I pray for each and every one of you guys who have family and/ or friends who are there. Tonight I will pray for our brave soldiers. I will also pray for our leaders, no matter my opinions of them. I will also be praying for all of the innocent people whom may die in this war. I also want to thank all of the veterans whom, in the past , have been down this road and were never given the respect they deserve!


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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   MissdonditaBsn
    PLease know that you are not the only one who has not kept up on what has been happpening. I just have had a hard time paying attention. I really know that I should have, but it felt like ignorance was bliss. I know that is the wrong thinking but, welll, I don't know, I normally try to keep myself better informed, but just haven't this time. No excuses. I have lurked around on the War/Terrorism forum recently and read some of the articles posted and read many of the post from some of the more informed members. I don't know exactly where I stand. I think that SH scares me and this war scares me. I am scared because I don't know how we can't have a battle on our own ground. I fear for those soliders that are there and I fear for mine and my family's safety. They told us at work today that we need t make a contingency plan for our family so that we can ensure that our kids are taken care of in case the country goes on a Red Alert. If we have some sort of disaster we may not be able to leave, especially those of us in administration. I have always know that, but to hear it actually said outloud, drove it right home for me.
    I guess all we can do know is pray for all of the soliders and for a quick resolution for this conflict.

    I'm no political heavyweight. Most of the enlightenment I've received on the matter has come from discussions here, and for that I am grateful.

    I think in any situation there is a sense of finality when the talking has stopped and the moment of truth has come.

  5. by   CountrifiedRN
    Originally posted by Hidi74
    This is my fault, I know that. I have attended no protests or rallys. Now I sit here in tears, as I watch Dateline NBC.
    Don't feel guilty for this, there are plenty of people who did attend and make their opposition known, but it did not sway the decision to begin this campaign.

    I have only recently begun to analyze both sides of the argument, and I am very concerned that we are going into this with out the backing of the majority of the UN. There has to be more to the issue than what we are being spoonfed by the media. There is just something that seems very wrong about this decision.
  6. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I haven't kept up on it much either. For some reason I just couldn't pay attention. I am also one of those who doesn't know the names of foreign leaders, or even my governor (I know, sad).

    In any case, don't feel bad. There are those who really want to hear all the details, and then those like us who just want to know the big stuff.

    I didn't actually know we were "oficially" at war until I got on here tonight.

    I agree, it's very sad. I hope it is over very soon.

    My prayers go out to every soldier and his/her family and friends.
  7. by   Chiaramonte
    There are some of us whose duty has to be to silently and unceasingly pray fervently for the safety and spiritual guidance of all the innocent involved on both sides.

    There are others whose duty is to protest and be verbal about all of these political issues.

    Either type is trying to ellicit change for the better.

    Whichever type you are, the verbal or the silent, you have a great responsibility to follow your convictions and your hearts. We all have a shared duty to mankind as a whole.

    We are after all "one nation under God" and one whole body of humanity.
    Last edit by Chiaramonte on Mar 20, '03
  8. by   nakitamoon
    I am quilty as well,,, I cannot continually listen to the never ending coverage from the news,,, media,,,,

    I support our troops,,, the brave individuals,,, protecting our country,,, I don't trust,,, any of the powers that be,,,,,

    We are told,,, what they want us to hear,, clouded by the media's attempts to make their network,,,, top rated,,, with the best story,,,,

    Like Heather,, what I have kept up with ,, is the information posted here,, my allnurses' siblings,,, thoughts,,,, I thank them for that,,,,, If I find out something here,,, I need to explore further,,, then I do so,,,,,

    I don't think it makes me less patriotic,,, than the outspoken,, just the only way I can deal with it,,,,,,,,

    Take care,,,, everyone,,, my prayers are your families and loved ones remain,,, safe,,,, during the upcoming days,,,,,

  9. by   angelbear
    Please dont feel bad. I so watch the news, listen to radio and keep up with the posts here as well as read the on line news articles and I still dont know where I stand. I do know that I am one hundred percent behind our troops. I guess I can see both sides of the issue. I do agree the discussion is over it is time to stand behind our troops and our country. I thank God that I live in a country where I am allowed to explore all sides and then make my own decision or to just sit back watch and pray fervently. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!