Originally posted by Susy K
What we we all be thinking if 2 years prior to 9/11, we wanted to attack Afghanistan? Would we be saying the same thing we are now about Iraq?
Hard to tell, isn't it?
Suzy,ppl can always find something/someone /somewhere...to back their oppinion....and l am talking both sides....but l am with you on this.......l don't know what it will take, but thankfully this was not the prevailing oppinion when we were in the 2 world wars...and others previous... someday l believe pple will be thankful in is not the prevailing thought now...this is about so much more than oil....that is so short sighted....lgot this e-mail the other day...it is thought provoking...so l will just put it here
I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands. He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war.
He stands though, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath.
He looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us this..
" I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your children graduate too illiterate to read it.
I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay at home because it rains.
I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business.
I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has stolen democracy from the people."
It's the soldier not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the press.
It's the soldier not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech.
It's the soldier not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is draped with the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag!!!
"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen."
When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our U.S. ground troops in Afghanistan, AND all over this world.