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Old 01-30-2013, 12:43   #52
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Just a point of clarification: I didn't post the link to that trash site to demoralize anyone. I was just dumbfounded (though I shouldn't have been at this point) at the sheer idiocy of the posts by the idiots there. Although we can expect American society to have elements that are anti-military/pacifist/tree-hugger/socialist/marxist/etc, it reinforces to me that we have some folks who are truly incapable of seeing through the fog of verbal persuasion to understand what's really happening in this country.

I had a chance to chat with one of the signers of this doc last night, and expressed my gratitude. Personally, it's quite refreshing to see such a document made public, and most of the blogs I've read had comments that reflected my feelings. Even though this document is an expression of opinion, not call to action (as was told to me), I doubt most civilians understand the true magnitude of the document.

Originally Posted by orion5 View Post
That's what I've seen as well, a general sense of excitement and gratitude that some of America's finest warriors have spoken up.

I don't want to focus on the negative comments I've seen, as many of those are to be expected. Instead, I'm hoping many of those Americans quietly watching in the background...many like me, tired, over-stretched in our lives, with no time for political BS...I'm hoping those people are now waking up and paying attention to the larger issues at hand. Anyone in a "neutral" wait-and-see position right now is not neutral at all. They're being dragged backwards in a mis-directed wave of hysteria. This is the time to do something, not wait.

It's too bad more Americans can't know you QPs, individually, to understand the weight of your words. The QPs I have the privilege of calling Friends are not about fear, loathing and love of violence. The exact opposite: they love and value their country, are positive and full of laughter. And when they speak, I listen.

Well done, gentlemen.
On the plains of hesitation, lie the blackend bones of the countless millions, who at the dawn of victory sat down to rest, and in resting, died.
- Adlai E. Stevenson
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