Friday, August 10, 2007

Something to Remember

Whether you agree with the war in Iraq or not, this is something important to remember (emphasis mine):

"I am upset with my actions over there for not stopping what happened, but at the same time, I don't think you guys understand what is going on over there," he said. "This is a war, and the other side, they don't have rules. When we do finally get the intelligence and we do have enough to get someone, it's very rare to actually catch them in the act." Cpl Marshall Magincalda


Ideas on foreign policy are clean, safe and idealistic when they take place from the comfort of an armchair, but let's not forget that there are men and women in uniform making decisions, some right, some wrong, in the midst of chaos. Let's remember that as we head out for a safe, fun-filled weekend and say a prayer for all those serving in harm's way.

3 comments:

Angelika said...

Thanks a lot!

Micky said...

Thank you!

No I hadn't read the newest article, I did read the one he wrote before the book came out.
He's my fav author.

Yea I was thinking last night, hey, if I was in the book I'd end up with Harry. heehee.
Eat your heart out muggles!
:)

Caroline said...

My husband and I were just talking about the same issue after we heard an NPR piece about a book about a Vietnam vet.

Not to excuse every action that any soldier has ever done, but those of us safe at home with no family in harm's way should be very careful before we pass judgement on what sounds to us like ruthless behavior.

Totally different subject, have you gotten your book yet:)