in our local paper today, they had letters from soldiers who are in iraq....it was unbelievable that some of them actually feel that they are protecting our freedom by fighting in iraq.
now, i know one does not have to be college educated to be a soldier, but how do you equate invading iraq with protecting american people????
I have a friend who is in the military serving in Iraq right now. He is a graduate of West Point, so he has been fully "brainwashed" by the military and especially this administration. He 100% believes that he is protecting Iraq and our "freedom" by fighting in Iraq. It's very sad to see someone who doesn't even realize that he's been brainwashed by this administration. Do you know he STILL believes that Iraq had WMD's, or at least the capacity to attack the United States even though it's been proven otherwise. He also fully believes that Iraq had something to do with 9/11. No matter how much I tell him what he believes is false or try to prove it to him, he doesn't listen. It's as if his whole world will shatter if he discovers that he's been lied to over these past number of years - he just can't seem to handle the truth and therefore refuses to hear it.
If you want to read letters from soldiers who realize that they are fighting a war based on lies, read Michael Moore's book "Will They Ever Trust Us Again".
Also, I avoid watching regular broadcast TV on July 4th. I usually watch the "Twilight Zone" marathon. This way I don't have to worry about being inundated with images of the American Flag or listening to stories from our "brave" soldiers fighting for my "freedom" on this farce of a holiday.