I don't get it. God bless our troops? How about, for God's sake, get your troops out?
They should never have gone in. As crap as Suddam was, he was holding a shaky country togethor and now its all gone to sheeit. The US went in on a falisty, Iraq had no WMD.
Yep, lots of US soliders killed, about 1 for every 50 women and children killed by the invasion. Good one. I note no US forces in the Sudan, or any number of other countries where they could actually do some good?
George just wanted to go and bitch slap the guy who his daddy did not fully beat.
God, is not going to bless an invading army. I do hope your relatives are not killed, but its not in the hands of God, its in the hands of George Bush. T'all voted for this moron, so lay down in your pissed in bed and sleep in it.
Wake up Americans(I mean those from the USA). Never, has your country been more hated.
Thoughtless? No, I'm just doing something clearly you are not doing, I am thinking of others, than the citizens of the USA.
God bless the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis now dead as a result of this unjsut war.
God bless the many women and children that will be killed as a result of the USA's troop surge.
God bless the many millions of americans who will suffer as a result of how hated america has become as a result of this war.
God bless the health care system of the USA that could have done with the extra billions.
God bless the world, melting under global warming, 30% of it coming from the US.
God bless a country, that elects an idiot born again oil fool as its leader.
So all of you offering up blessings for this brother, please also offer them up to the people in iraq, that undoubedly will be killed, as a result of this brother, and other brothers, going there at all.
MY NEPHEW IS ON HIS SECOND TOUR OF IRAQ. HE'S BEEN BACK THERE SINCE FEBRUARY THIS YEAR AND WON'T BE BACK UNTIL NEXT MAY. IT'S ROUGH OVER THERE BUT YOU JUST HAVE TO HAVE FAITH THAT WE WILL PREVAIL AND THAT YOUR BROTHER WILL BE SAFE WHILE HE'S THERE. JUST REMEMBER THAT WE WILL ALL PRAY FOR HIM WHILE HE'S THERE. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!
Oopse the reason you should be saying God bless our troops is because if you lived it the middle east you would not be able to say anything against God, country, or leader. You would be put in jail if you were lucky, most likely they would shoot you dead on the street. I'm glad I still live in a country were you and I can say what we think and still live. I don't have to get permission from my dad, husband, or son as to where I go, who I talk to, or how I dress.
I'm not a pawn for either political party. I didn't care who blew Clinton (I voted for him). And if all the congressmen and senators think Bush is stupid and a liar (how he stole the election from Gore), how did he get them to vote for this war? He is either very smart or they are dumber than dumb. How can I vote for the dumbest? I have always voted, but it is getting harder and harder the older I get. The great thing about our country is no matter how hard it is I still have that right and whoever wins (be he dumb or dumber) this is still the greatest country in the world.
I know there is a governmet program (for those who disagree about this being the greatest country) you can get a one way ticket to any other country in the world. Don't let the door hit you in the behind. Don't worry there are thousands of people in the world that would be glad to take your place as an American.
Oopse I find it pretty inconsiderate to post those comments here. We all feel differently about the war, but it is downright rude to say things when this girl's (she is only 14) brother is headed there. Sometimes it is best to keep your opinions to yourself. Now is one of those times.
USA is the best country in the world to Live.People from Europe , Africa , Asia come to this great country to have a great life which they could never ever dreamed from their countries People all around the world look up at USA and Americans because honestly every one depend on USA .USA provided more humanitarrian aid and loans to developing countries all around the world
Thanks for all the support you all, I really appreciate it. And as of you oopse, God is what is protecting our troops george bush is not God, he can;t control everything. Oopse, I was asking for help and support through this not critisism of our country. Thank you to everyone else who was very friendly about this and helpful :) God bless all of you.
And I just wanted to let you all know Brett has not left for Iraq yet, and we won't know for sure exactly hwen he goes, like I said it will be a phone call one day telling him to pack his bags and be off, and it will be a quick goodbye, only God knows how long. I just wish me and my family could have my bro back, it's not the same at home w/out him here goofing off and making us laugh. I will be sure to let you all know when he has to go, and It may take me a few days to post it bacause I will definatly be sad that day and have alot going through my mind. Thanks for everything. God bless our troops and everyone on TP
I sincerely hope no more US Soldiers are killed in Iraq, but my prayers remain with the real victims, the people of Iraq whose country has now been destroyed by this war. They were not in great shape before, but this war has brought them no security, liberty and freedom. Just death and despair and lawlessness. The US soldiers are victims too, of your government, but they are can hardly be seen as the real victims in a war the US started. After all, at some stage, they will all go home.
For those of you championing the US as the greatest, most loved country in the world? I guess you must all spend more time on this forum than traveling the world.
As I type this from an internet cafe there is a Canadian sitting opposite me wearing a t-shirt which screams "I am not an American." Many wear such shirts when traveling. Its safer, and you make more friends. Us traellers, are not well liked, in almost every country.
The town I am currently visiting is preparing to celebrate the 4th of July, with an "Independence from America" celebration where your flag is burned, and your country’s sins are detailed. I’m not in the Middle East, I'm visiting Australia, one of the USA's strongest allies.
Your country is hated for its wars, its pollution of the planet, its failure to intervene except where there is oil or a personal vendetta to be settled. I scoff at your country’s “Aid” packages that arrive with religious strings, and in any case are dwarfed in size by those of the European Union, whose economy is similar in size to the US.
Wake up America. Your country is not the greatest in the world by a long shot. That’s just parochial bollocks that is programmed into you all at birth.
God bless, the Iraqi people.
God bless the 14 year old girls in Iraq who have died in Iraq as a result of this war, not jsut those who fear for a brother who should not be there anyway.
God bless the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi brothers and fathers killed in this war, whose sisters and children miss them.
God bless Iraq, when the US finally gives up and goes home, leaving them to try and fix what was destroyed.
MPR, don't let a thoughtless non-US citizen bring you down. Your brother is a brave young man and my family's thoughts and prayers go out to him, you, your parents and all of the other armed forces members.
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <
Every body like to earn US dollar bud. USA number one pal You must be a sico not to love the greatest country in the world There is a true democracy in this great country. I am not sure it is applicabe where you live .
I am very proud of America
will give you an example. Listen chummy
On the 9/11 over 3000 innocent people were killed by Bloody Terrorists. All of them ( Terrorists) are muslims Not a single muslim was murdered after 9/11 in US Soil . That shows how the great country and the countrymen in USA
I am not sure whether you are from Serbia or South Africa or China or India.If an event like 9/11 happened in your Country where ever you are from , I could say so many innocent muslims could have been slughtered
I hope you understand what I mean. If you are real smart you will understand
In Iraq ,most of the people are dying because of terrorists who are killing innocent people
USA liberated Iraq from a mad man named Sadam I am disappointed on your remarks
***Edited By: bharathi on 5/16/2007 8:14:39 PM*** Reason: spell
The real problem I see now is that oopse is not an American and he claims to be a world traveler, but he couldn't get a visa to come to the greatest country in the world so he is being a whiner. Oopse I was just in Europe no European hated me. In fact when I was in Austria a woman came up to us and was very friendly, asked us if we were enjoying our holiday, asked if we liked the food we were eating, and took a picture of us enjoying ourself in her country. My daughter is in France right now and everyone is so nice that she could see herself living there for several months each year. We are not feeling the hateful feelings you say exist. The Serbian family members of the men just arrested for planning a military base terriorist attack can't believe it because the people from their country love Americans for helping improve their lives. Most people from other countries may not agree with everything our goverment does, but they don't hold it against the people (Americans). Given the chance everyone wishes they had what Americans take for granted - FREEDOM! - except freedom haters.
Altho I dont support the war, I do of course support the men over there....I just got started making blankets for the troops.
My son, who is now in Dijabouti Africa, tells me he got a detachment to Comoros island off Madagascar. Oh, he volunteered for it...*sigh*
He also tells me its delayed a bit, as its not safe over there right now....a little googling and I find the coups are quite frequent and violence and two soldiers died 5-4-2007.
So, I am kinda praying the detachment gets cancelled, not delayed and he is stuck on base in Dijabouti. (as it is violent there too and he hasnt been able to leave the base in a month due to bombings outside the base)
poodle, I shall continue to pray for your brother and I will help ya get thru it!
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one. Bruce Lee
Thank you everyone for your help and support through all of this. And oopse please go somewhere else to talk about your annoying political stuff, because me and everyone else on here are not agreeing with you, you are creating some fights so just pack your bags and leave. PLEASE
Traumamamma, I am doing good, thank you. Brett is coming to see us on memorial day, hopefully, he should be here for about four days :) I can't wait! I will be praying for your son as he goes to madagascar, one of my old neighbors went up their, and I asked him what that place was like, he said it was awesome. Is madagascar a jungle place or a forest tipe place? I would like to go their and swing on those long tree vines. :) God bless traumamamma and her family :)
Prissypets, thank you for your kind support. :) God bless you and your family.
Denin and baharathi, Thank you for your support as well.God bless you both and your families.
Irishacres, Thank you for your help and support. I will not let the thoughtless oopse bring me down, thanks again. God bless you and your family.
We'll, Last night Brett got a letter from his air force officers telling Brett that he s leaving for I raq in 2 weeks, so now we are worried he will not be coming to see us on memorial day, Brett is going to start training for COMBAT :( I hadd no idea an airman would be doing combat stuff in iraq, I was thinking it was simple stuff, like driving around doing whatever, i guess not