I didn't know what thread to put this in, but this one seems good enough.
We've been talking in here about whether we feel our troops should be over in Iraq fighting and dying in a shithole of a country that has no concrete ties to terrorism. We haven't found anything that shows they were building WMD's, or that they were really trying to. Everyone has their own opinion, which is understandable. I personally don't feel that we should be there, and I feel bad for the troops. Then today, 2 of my good friends came up to me and said they were called back up, and were going to Iraq when this semester is up. Both of these guys are in the same unit, and are about 25 years old. Both have 1 more year of college before they graduate. And now both are going to a place where they might be killed at any time, by anyone. A kid carrying a back pack, a woman pretending to be pregnant, or just a crazy fuck ramming a barricade with a car full of C4. I don't know how many of you know people know soldiers over there, or how many of you have actual friends there. This news hit me like a kick in the stomach. Two good friends of mine that I may never see again. We spent some time at the bar talking, and I couldn't get either one to trash the president. Both just said that they couldn't believe they were going to fight this "political war". I know you guys are going to rip this up with stuff like "if they didn't want to go they shouldn't have joined the marines", and shit like that. But it's so much fucking harder to get a grip on when you realize you may never see your friends again. No more riding the mountain with Nick, no more of Scott teaching me how to dislocate someone’s shoulder in a fight, not seeing them walk across the stage with me next spring at graduation.
Sorry, just needed to vent.
Originally posted by sidewaysducati
SWIPE THE CARD GRANDMA!!!
SWIPE THE GODDAMNED CARD!!!!
If you are reading this then this warning is for you. Every word you read of this useless fine print is another second off your life. Don't you have other things to do? Is your life so empty that you honestly can't think of a better way to spend these moments? Or are you so impressed with authority that you give respect and credence to all who claim it? Do you read everything you're supposed to read? Do you think everything you're supposed to think? Buy what you're told you should want? Get out of your apartment. Meet a member of the opposite sex. Stop the excessive shopping and masturbation. Quit your job. Start a fight. Prove you're alive. If you don't claim your humanity you will become a statistic. You have been warned...... Tyler