I have been following these subjects and I am just astounded at the number of people that are caught up in a blood lust.
Yes, justice is needed but not whole sale vengence. Will it cost the lives of some, yes, but I want thier lives sold at a high price. If we are going ask our military to risk thier lives then are we also ready to support them fully? I mean a soldier goes to war and his family draws food stamps, somethings wrong there. Why are we not crying over that.
Here another thing to think about: If we are going to seek out terrorist where ever they live and stop other governments that support them, then are we ready to invade larger more powerful countries like N. Korea, China, Iran, etc.... because the body count will be high or in the end do we only want to invade and punish the small and weak countries that support terrorism. If we don't want to do what is needed then aren't being hypocritical at the cost of our soldier's lives.
Lastly, don't cry for blood unless YOU are ready to spill it and have yours spilled.
Been there, done that.
Just my opinion
Sep 19, '01
I've been there and done that, too, and I guess I feel like if we need to go there and do it again, I would be one of the first in line.
I think it is going to come to this, no matter what we do, as a country.
I hope it doesn't come down to a ground war, I am hoping that the Allies can band together enough so that this doesn't happen. But at the same time, I don't think "sanctions" or what have you will do what needs to be done.....
Sep 19, '01
Thank you from an Air Force wife and her spouse!!
So many want revenge and lust for blood..yet so few
are ready to step up to the plate and let it be there lives,
their blood and their loved ones!
Proud Air Force wife and nursing student,
Little is much with God in it!
Sep 21, '01
I think this is an excellent point. I've been there, done that as well and it always bugs me to hear people say, "We ought to just go over there and kick a$$," or whatever. They don't really mean "WE" ought to go, most of the time they mean, "Someone else, someone not related to me or anyone I love - certainly not my son or daughter or husband - ought to go over there and kick some a$$." At least that's what I've found to be true.
I love my country. I love my freedom. I'll go back in heartbeat and defend this nation in any way I can.
For those of you who like to talk the talk, I hope you're just as willing to make your way down to the nearest recruiter's office.
Oct 4, '01
Thank you so much Dave!!!!!!!
My ex and I have been in the service for the past eleven yrs. We share custody of our five yo "military brat" (lol) who we may have to leave with family. But it's okay, I know she'll be well taken care of with great ppl like you around.
PS Everyone hang flags and tie yellow ribbons for those we may or may not have over there now.
Krista, Capt, USAF, RN
Oct 5, '01
scream: i want blood :d ....see another nurse screaming for blood
Oct 6, '01
Hi. Actually, it's not just your garden variety blood, but bad blood that is being sought so that they can be brought to justice. It's the type of blood that is like ice in the veins and leads to a stone cold heart. It's true that bin Laden and his followers are not the only ones guilty of this.
The scary thing is that we have the bin Laden mentality all over the place, and a sizable number of people here in the states harbor that mentality. In fact, I have come to realize that this is not a nationality, religious, or ethnicity problem. It is a human problem. As I continue to introspect on what I should learn from September 11, I have somewhat soften my position on starting an all out war over in another land. In the states, we have so many problems in our back yard. We really need to intensify our efforts in weeding out terroists among us no matter what their profile is.
Returning to routine is dangerous any more. This routine which has led to complacency for many of us may be partially what led to the death of thousands of our friends and loved ones. We need to work toward progress and improvement.
For example, from all indications, the security at our borders in the states is severely lacking. If all our trained men and women are sent over to another country to root out terroists who have caused so much chaos in our country, then who will protect our chaotic borders?
Oct 6, '01
"If all our trained men and women are sent over to another country to root out terroists who have caused so much chaos in our country, then who will protect our chaotic borders?"
That has been my biggest concern since the beginning. We weren't safe prior to sending our troops overseas. How on earth will we be safe with them gone??
Oct 8, '01
ROFLMAO!!!!! Dave, you are too damn funny!! :P
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