Chuck Hagel served in this war. So did John Kerry. Yet the yellow elephants that got deferments find fault with these warriors.
Here’s a few cowards that were unwilling to serve or made sure that they didn’t have to fight:
- George W. Bush – remained in the States
- Ted Nugent
- Rush Limbaugh
- Donald Rumsfeld
- Dick Cheney
- Mitt Romney
They wear flag pins and called themselves patriots. Yet when ‘Uncle Sam’ called them to serve, they found ways to get out of fighting in a war. I’m sure there are more names to add to this list.
Let’s take a look at this war…
We fight differently these days. Now the drones fly over our ‘enemies’ and someone thousands of miles away gives the command to fire off the smart bomb. Without the close contact, our enemies are faceless and their deaths have less of an emotional impact on us.
I once had a soldier tell me that firing a gun at someone that is 100 yards away isn’t that difficult. Killing someone with a knife is hard to do because it is up close and personal. It’s hard to kill someone when you are looking in their eyes.
There’s no two ways about it. War sucks.
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One reply on “To Know War Is To Know Madness In This World – President Lyndon B. Johnson”
A powerful post Cats. It sucks but this is what we are now a nation that accepts this shit. We have a military presence in a;most every country in Africa with bama sending more to Mali just the other day in support of the French. We will fight in Iran! http://oakcreekforum.blogspot.com/2013/02/pentagon-changes-armys-training-goals.html And the fact of the matter is this situation and how many of our tax dollars go to the pentagon is not going to change. Ya – it sucks real bad!