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Veterans Aren't Superheroes

kbright Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:51 AM
What good is this when those in our federal government watch them via video drone being murdered and order others to "Stand down" like what happened in Benghazi? What good is this if they are being sent out by lies to fight, be maimed, maybe even die? What good is this when they are sent to illegal wars for the UN, corporations and banking instead of defending our country as our legitimate government requires? That is OUR fault for allowing it to happen.
Al1997 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:55 PM
You might think about these orders to 'Stand Down' in this Benghiazi situation. Why was this order given? What if the ex Seals never arrived on site? Remember the ex Seals were forbidden to go to the aid of the compound. They went anyway..... What if Stevens was captured alive and Obama made the trade 'Blind Shiek for Stevens'. What a coup for Obama and just before the election.....
What if??? Just a thought by an untrusting Conservative American Veteran....

It’s tempting to think of warriors as different from the rest of us—they somehow feel less pain and fear than ordinary people. Only when we recognize that fighting men and women have the same fears and desires we all do can we recognize the real nature of their courage and sacrifice.

A smart friend said that or something pretty close. It has affected the way I think about bravery.

Not having served, I’m grateful to those who did, and those who are. I’m also grateful to their families and loved ones. The burden...