[QUOTE=JetsFan24;2758867]I would fight to the death if I thought the right to sit in the comfort of my home was being threatened, but it hasn't. The danger in your mindset is that there can never be an unjust war because to call into question the justification for war is to call into question the troops. So I'm not going to be bullied into lying about these wars to make everyone feel rosey. War is a waste and every soldier's life that was lost in a war since WWII was wasted. If that offends you I apologize, but I'd rather offend you than play along with the politicians who exploit the respect people have towards the intentions of the troops.[/QUOTE]
That was pretty well said. I only disagree with you that every life lost in a war after WW2 was a waste. After 9/11, it was absolutely necessary for us to go into the Middle East. That said, i think we've been there too long and we need to pull out most of our troops. There should have been a plan in place to make it happen. I'm not gonna comment on Vietnam because i wasnt around when it was going on.
I have zero problem with people not respecting the anthem so long as they have respect for our troops. When someone says "F*&% the Anthem" or something like that, i'm sure the last thing on their mind is hating the troops
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[QUOTE=32green;2758939]piney, what the heck are you talking about? What guy? What Obama swipe?
I'm not sitting in Starbucks with you fellers, so I need clarification......[/QUOTE]
ahh..sorry, I just read this whole thread so I am commenting on a lot of things, and the quote I snipped from your post was just a good place to start for me, not exactly a direct post to you..sorry
some guy at the top of the thread tried dragging in that tired footage of Obama with his hands folded below his waist as a slight against the country.
My only point is people like to talk about how much has been sacrificed for our freedoms, but then bristle when people use that freedom in a way that offends.
People didn't die to protect polite speech, they died to protect offensive and impolite speech, they died to protect unpopular thoughts, they died to protect the worst of free speech, not the best of it.