Support Our Troops

As the election draws nearer I hear more and more people talking about pulling the U.S. out of the war. Most people I have encountered feel it should be our nation’s number one priority. While I agree that we should pull out as soon as possible, that is probably not for the best right now.

I believe that it is our responsibility as one of the strongest nations in the world to help less fortunate countries. In the years since the conflict began, we have made much progress. We have taken out Saddam Hussein and set up a democracy. But above all, we are helping rebuild the lives of the citizens of Iraq. Women in Iraq are finally able to get an education. (Which is a monumental victory in itself) The terrorists, while still a problem, are dwindling in numbers. Life is very slowly improving for the citizens of Iraq, it seems like the perfect time to leave…but its not.

If we left now, anarchy would ensure. We cannot start a job and leave with it only half complete. The terrorist groups would grow larger and before long, it would be as bad as than before the war started. Even worse, the terrorists would hold an even bigger grudge towards Americans. To leave while there is still any terror in Iraq would be irresponsible. It is understandable that we would want our troops back, many of them have died, but they knew the risks when they joined the army.  The soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq are heroes and if we pull out now, they will have died for nothing.

A reporter from the New York Times recently asked a man living in Iraq how long it would take to slip back into chaos if the army left. His reply was “One day.”

2 Responses to “Support Our Troops”

  1. October 18, 2008 at 2:28 am

    It is a shame that our quality and loyal men are laid to waste for personal and political gain over an invented threat.

    McCain may have been a man of honor in the past, but he is lower than dirt now for the lie’s and actions he takes as a politician.

    There have been many honorable men that turned bad and now reside in prisons for murder, corruption and many other crimes that are too many to list.

    I base a mans character on his actions of today, not 40 years ago. People do change, and sometimes it’s for the worse, like McCain!

    Mr. Day may be a great American Hero, but McCain is pure trash! Period!

    I served, and I support our troops, but the policy of attacking other countries for OIL and to install a central banking system under the false pretenses of terrorism I can in no way support.

    You want the real terrorist? Go to capitol hill!

    I swore to defend the Constitution of the U.S. agaist all enemies, foreign and domestic, I did not swear to defend a corrupt political and banking system, and I pity the uneducated troops that loose their leggs and lives for some fat rich turd to make a few million more dollars!

    You want to honor our heros, tell them the truth!

  2. October 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    You do have a point. We do have a corrupt government and as long as there is war there will be people taking advantage of it. Personally, I don’t believe that it is an invented threat and I don’t see how anyone could say that. (this is not all about oil)

    However, the fact of the matter is, our troops are there now. There is a threat. If we do not finish what we started, they will bring the war to out country.

    And McCain is not perfect, but he is the best we have. He has served too, he has seen the pain. I don’t think that he would put others through it unless he felt it was necessary.

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