Thank you Philly.
My husband is 100 perent disabled from PTSD from war trauma.
Library Lady.......you go ahead and find glory and think I am morbid but actual
combat vets who see death and destruction up close don't just get over it and neither
do their families. You think I am depressing. I think anyone who glorifies war is a fool.
I think talking patriotism and actually going to the VA and reaching out to them in compassion
is different from wearing a little flag pin and saluting the flag.
Thank you Treetop for your service. I am so very thankful that war did not affect you.
Library Lady, me thinks my opinion of war and it's harm on the soldier bothers you in some way.
If wanting peace is depressing then color me morbid. If you think war is happy. Something is
surely screwed up there. YOU ARE THE MOST DEPRESSING PERSON I HAVE EVER HEARD FROM.
YOU ARE SO CAUGHT UP IN WHAT YOU THINK IS PATRIOTIC YOU MISS THE BEST PART OF
AMERICA...TRYING TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION. JEESH !
Patriotism does not know an R or a D. But some of you are so narrowed minded you think
people who disagree with you politically such as Murtha WHO served and Clark who served is
nothing. I appreciate ALL including John McCain who served but everyone who works with
veterans up close and personal does not walk away the same.
Ron Paul was not for the war and look how you treated some of those people.
What is with that? Dissent is a form of patriotism. Read your history books.
I am a very positive person on many sites but I think many have been de sensitized to war and ignoring
it does not make it disappear. You don't have to agree with me but lockstepping like DU does not make you any better.
I have many blessings but I am also concerned about things other than myself.
I would never consider myself the vet. I do consider myself the wife of a vet. You and I read different posts from different
families of veterans. I would think I am about 50 percent of the typical vet family.