2007-01-20 12:50:47 ET|
I most likely won't be on here too much these next couple weeks.
Soon to be out of Iraq and back to Germany. AND in less than 4 months -- I'll be out of the Army! My slavery shall be over! 23 months in Iraq, and 19 memorial ceremonies completed. I even was the guy who put together the memorial ceremony for the first Navy SEAL to get killed in Iraq since the start of the "war." Yeah -- no one knows that really, but at least you do now. :P
This past deployment has been rough. I've lost quite a few good friends out here, and will forever be scarred by the mental pictures. I no longer enjoy war films. Also, due to this deployment I missed the passing of my grandfather, and as of Friday -- my uncle. All in all -- its been a shitty year, and there wasn't a damned thing I could do about any of it.
There is no honor in killing -- there is no honor in war. They are but mere myths to provoke poor young men to run off to die. Pride always has been, and will remain the main aspect within the fall of man.
Oh, and I'm glad that the Legislative branch is finally standing up and putting a check on the Executive. It half makes you see hope that our form of government might/can actually work/survive. I am against raising troop levels, and I'm against any attack against Iran. I support the withdrawl of the troops from the Middle East -- as well as telling Israel to stop provoking conflicts.
And -- peace in the Middle East is a mere dream. As long as the US fully supports Israel and continues to arm them/support their aggression -- there will be no peace. And definately not brought about by the US.
...how this dragged into political realm...meh. I'm just tired of the military, and tired of certain leaders not having a damn clue about the situation on the ground. Build/train up Iraqi forces? Yeah...we've been doing that since 2003. Its now 2007 -- and guess what, their forces are still shit.
Anyways -- you all be good, and I'll try not to get killed in these last few weeks.