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Published on Dec 6, 2007
This is NOT an anti-military video. The job of our military is to do everything that is asked of them, and they have, no questions asked. The job of our government officials is to use the military wisely for our safety and protection. And it is the job of us, the citizens, to always question and scrutinize the decisions of our leaders. Anyone who feels it is okay for a government to lie to its people or it is wrong for the people to question their government, does not understand or value democracy.
I have had friends and family who volunteered to serve in each of the last three wars. I am the proud son of a Marine who volunteered to serve in Vietnam. One of my best friends from high school is currently on tour in Iraq, and a member of my extended family just returned. My respect for all of them is immeasurable.
I am not some "anti-war liberal hippie" who thinks all war is wrong. Our military serves a vital purpose and there are wars that need to be fought. This one however is a mistake. This war is obviously not about 9-11 or terrorists because Iraq had nothing to do with either of those. This war is obviously not about removing WMDs from hostile leaders because we KNOW of many who actually have them yet we don't invade their countries. And this war is obviously not about freeing people from repressive leaders since again, there are many many more of those who we apparently have no intention of overthrowing by force.
If you think THIS war is justified, fine, that is your opinion and this is a free country. But calling a person unpatriotic for questioning their government's motives and tactics shows you don't value the freedoms and responsibilities that have made our nation great.
This war is estimated to cost 2.4 trillion dollars. How could the resources wasted on this war have been better used? Post your video response.