One reason I have the One Marine’s View Blog is to help the typical American understand “what” their Marines are doing in Afghanistan. It would surprise the hell out of you that so few Americans really understand what Marines are about or accomplish in places like Afghanistan, especially your younger warriors. As a society now days we are clueless about sacrifices that the military makes. Older generations get it but our younger generation….not so much. Many of the younger ones that do get it join the military.
Here is an example “Potential Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman suggested in a TV interview Sunday that he favors a faster timetable for withdrawing American soldiers from Afghanistan than the one laid out by President Barack Obama. “Mr. Huntsman said the high price of the war and declining public support lead him to question whether the U.S. military can “hang out” in Afghanistan until 2014.”
Dear Mr Huntsman, obviously you have never been to Afghanistan. Obviously you have no freaking idea what your warriors are doing there and furthermore, we are not “hanging out”. There are several other places I would “hang out” at and Afghanistan isn’t one of them. See America, this is a typical example of how people in general will run their sock on shit they have no idea about. I’ve said it before, if you haven’t been there, seen the great work your warriors are doing then you really don’t have any ground to say jackshit about Afghanistan especially make jackassery comments about “hanging out there”. Tell that military spouse that is holding the household together her husband is hanging out in Afghanistan, for the third or fourth time/deployment.
I’d just rather you say “Thank You” and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. (Thank you Col Jessep)
If this is this guys “view” on Afghanistan, I wonder what else he is going to come up with….Unfortunately even our current congress has different views of their warriors than those in the past. Twenty-one percent of the112th Congress have served in the military (out of 535 – 113 are vets). This is why I try to point every retiring servicemember that even remotely is considering politics towards organizations like “Combat Veterans for Congress”.
I get a kick out of people who tell me “we aren’t making progress in Afghanistan” or we shouldn’t have ever gone into Afghanistan” bla bla bla….vomit choke puke. I ask them one question. Have you been there? No? Oh so your entire ideology is based on what other people have told you or what you have read and formed an transparent opinion on? Hmmm ok, I bet the majority of the touchy feely crap you read says we should listen to Dr Phil and sing coombayaaa as well. You have an opinion on what your warriors are/are not doing in Afghanistan? You had better have some of that nice Afghani dirt on your boots before you can be taken seriously…..otherwise I’d just rather you say “Thank You.”
Time for a Cgar