Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Should Rich Americans Pay For The War?
I know for a fact I will piss a lot of people off with my answer to the question I'm asking.
Hell no! Only rich people shouldn't bare the cost of the war. When America go to war, every American should bare the cost. As a Vietnam Marine veteran (9th Marine, 3rd Marine Division) who have faced war up close in person, I think it's appalling for cowards to sit at home pounding their chest yelling about how much they support our troops; only to show their support by tying a ribbon around a tree. I'm so sick and tired of these paper tigers campaigning for war as long as they, or none of their family members have to do any of the fighting.
We have brave young men and women in foreign countries each and every day away from their children, wives, husbands, mothers, and fathers fighting and risking their lives only to hear that the Americans who tie ribbons around a tree reject a Congessional Bill for every American to bare the cost of you as a soldier risking your life to pay for it.
These men and women have been back and forth to a combat zone on three and four tours; the extremely lucky ones cheat death. When will the rest of America stand-up and either say, "We're all in this war together, or bring our young men and women home?" I doubt very seriously cowards like dick cheney, who did everything to escape the Vietnam War, and his children will sign-up for the military to take up the slack that the Generals are calling for in Afghanistan.