Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Umm...They Are Good

watch and agree!!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

The Battle Inside

With President Bush's new plan for Iraq calling for upwards of 20,000 more troops going to Iraq; I started wondering how the solders feel about it and whether they believe it to be worth it.

I, myself, will never experience what is going on in Iraq from the soldier’s perspective because I will never be a part of the military. They can throw me in jail for all i care.

But what about the soldiers who volunteer there lives on a daily basis? What is in it for them??? What benefits do they get?

Well, if you stay in the military long enough they do get monthly payments for retirement, and they get health coverage.

Does that sound like nearly enough compensation for the mental damage that is done and in most cases irreversible? I don’t think so.

Maybe the war in Iraq is justified, that isn’t what I am worried about. What I am worried about is the amount of soldiers who are living on the streets without any help or anyone there to get them going in the right direction.

The government needs to stand up and take the initiative and give our soldiers more for there services and honor them like the hero’s they really are.