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Veterans Aren't Superheroes

kbright Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:57 AM
(con't) Then Obama signed the extension of the Patriot Act (while he was out of country, and at midnight), and after adding to it when he lyingly SWORE he would end it. Guantanamo is still open and torture being used - remember Obama's denounciations when running? NDAA is as unAmerican and unconstitutional as you can get. He said he would veto it all while he and his administration were fighting to have that part against Americans on US soil added - lying straight out to you on your TV screen.

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...