Thursday, January 20, 2005
Protesting the Protests
Today blogs are not blogging in protest of the so called "War President." I'm gonna upset people, but I've gotta blog in support of the President. The things I have read are so insanely stupid. I've read people who are upset because their brothers are fighting in the war. People who have children who enlisted under President Clinton and never thought they would have to fight are upset because their sons and daughters are now fighting in the war. I just have to interject into this anger that they enlisted in the ARMED FORCES. If they didn't want to fight and just wanted the money for college they should have enlisted in the Coast Guard. The military serves one purpose, to protect our country, and war is always a possiblity. That is why the military is always ready to go at a moments notice. That is why they practice guerilla tactics and bombing things. It is the MILITARY. My Husband was in the military under President Clinton. He was a Supply Petty Officer in an Emergency Room. He can tell you first hand how President Clinton systematically reduced the military budget to nearly nothing. Everyone is crying about the inadequate armorment of the military vehicles. These vehicles were purchased during the Clinton administration. Don't think we marched into this war with humvees straight off the factory line. They bought the humvees that were needed but due to budget cuts the armor wasn't purches with them in the nineties. Now we are paying the price with the lives of the American soldiers. I don't want Americans to die. We have very close friends who are serving their second and third tours in Iraq. We can't find the best man from our wedding, and I'm worried. But that doesn't mean that we still shouldn't be doing this. Think about how many lives were lost on D-Day alone. Should we have stayed out of that "conflict" as well. Sometimes the choice is to do the right thing, or do nothing. President Clinton chose to do nothing, and look what happened. Our embassies were bombed, our ships were bombed. There was no retaliation. The emboldened terrorists attacked us in our own country. President Bush decided to do the right thing. I support him and his decisions.