Have any of you stopped and actually thought, what the hell are we doing in the Middle East still? I mean, seriously. Since 2001 our country has been at a war that the majority of us don't even know what the main reason is. Come to think of it, when was the last time that our country entered a war or conflict that prevented a direct threat to our own soil? The civil war doesn't count obviously. In the last 75 years we have been fighting war after war, and for what? Do you realize that America could cut its military budget by an estimated 80% and still have the strongest military in the entire world?
I support the troops one hundred percent, in no way am I anti-America or against the troops. I have friends who have past away in the Middle East, relatives currently serving and so forth, but I find my self wondering, why the hell are we still there? We got Hussein and Bin Laden (even though no pictures or proof were shared), what are we doing now? They say we are rebuilding it. Why did we go there to begin with just to destroy it if it is going to cost us billions of dollars and thousands of lives to rebuild it? All in all it makes zero sense.
Obama and his administration and all of the other administrations before him, shame on you. Shame on the American government for carelessly sacrificing young American lives, fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, friends and daughters, mothers, sisters... If the US government is so damn war hungry, please... Lead us into these necessary battles your selves. George Washington and other great leaders fought side by side with their troops, now Obama, our "commander and chief" watches from a press room. How pathetic can it get... He watches our troops perform missions that he himself would never attempt, for a minimal pay that he would never work for, and to top it off he doesn't want them to vote, receive benefits for their families or even get paid minimum wage. Out troops deserve better than this. They deserve to be with their families and defend OUR country, defend our soil. Not some body else's. we are not the world's police. It is not our responsibility to defend every country in the world.
I do not support war that does not threaten my family or loved ones on a personal level. The moment that a foe attempts to come to my country I will bare arms and welcome them with the rest of the soldiers and America supporters, but until then, bring home our troops Now!