Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Saturday night my wife and I went to see the movie “Lone Survivor.”
I watched those brave young men fight for each other. I saw their love for each other. I saw them die for each other. And I began to get angry.
Angry that our government sent them to Afghanistan with no strategic mission. Angry at our government because it wouldn’t let them win. Angry that our government would punish them if they had killed those goat herders who weren’t innocent. Angry at our government for betrayal of our brave soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen.
And then I became angry because that same government sent us to Vietnam. Again, with no mission, no desire to win, no reason for being there.
I thought we had learned this lesson from Vietnam: Don’t send young American men and women to combat unless you let them win, unless they have a specific and strategic mission.
But no we haven’t. At least, our politicians haven’t.
Our youths are too important for us to send them somewhere to risk their lives for some politician’s ego.
They are our future, our hope, our sons and daughters, and they are too precious.
So I suggest the next time our valiant congressmen and women decide to send troops somewhere, they go instead.
They can show how really brave and strong they are.
They can go fight.
They can go bleed.
They can go cry.
They can go die.
At least, that way no one of any significance will be hurt by their stupid actions.