Probably because I haven’t watched any news on the war anyway. Occupation of Iraq. Whatever. Probably the closest to home it has hit for me… would be the gas prices. I’d also like to point out that I do have a family member in the armed services… so it’s not like I’m totally talking out of my ass here. I have family members who served the US and the Philippines, so don’t try to tell me I have no clue what I’m talking about. A cousin just came back from a year and a half in Afghanistan, and I’m not going to lie and say that it hasn’t changed him.
One thing I never understood, is how families who have sons/daughters/mothers/fathers/sisters/brothers who are currently serving in Iraq… how they can stand by and tell those servicemen/women that they support the war — support what they are doing in Iraq. And yet, when those units get deployed, those same ‘supportive’ families do an about face and say everything that their sons/daughters/mothers/fathers/sisters/brothers are doing — is wrong and shouldn’t be supported?
It really does a number on the person who got assigned to do these good deeds. I think there’s a difference if those soldiers came back and said they didn’t like what they were doing over there, I guess it’s a matter of perception — but I think the soldiers who experienced it first hand should be given first dibs on what to complain about.
I guess my main rant is with those families who are very two-faced about what their loved ones do during their active duty.