I read a story on the front page of the LA Times this morning about 2 brothers who went to fight in
The slain marine’s young widow gave a brave eulogy, and I admire her for being able to do so. “In order for me to get through this, honor all our service members every day. If you see one, salute them. Or stop in the recruiting office, or the VFW, and thank them.”
NO! I wanted to yell at her. Don’t thank them in the recruiting office. Convince them not to sign up instead.
The surviving brother also spoke at the funeral. He explained that his dead brother “believed he was fighting to protect his family and fellow citizens.”
My response: in
The brother went on to tell the story of his brother “scoring” the first combat kills for their battalion when he shot 3 insurgents who were attempting to plant roadside bombs. “He sent all three of those guys to hell where they belonged.”
Perspective is an interesting thing. Why are so many Americans still so sure that we are right?
The surviving brother is not being sent back to
It is not a good fight. It is a pointless war.“I know my brother feels the same way.”
Your brother is dead, tragically and for nothing.
I am deeply disturbed by how so many people think it is their patriotic duty to keep supporting the war. Enough already. Patriotism is better served by objecting to the war, by protesting the war, by bringing our troops back home.