My friend Michael is stationed in Iraq and had the following entry posted on his blog yesterday. How refreshing to hear the real deal from someone actually on the ground. However, I’m sure his perspective won’t keep the blowholes in Congress from conjuring up more images of our troops freaking out because of the Democrat’s resolutions . . .
Yahoo! 360° – Mike’s Blog: “3. ‘Embolden The Enemy and Demoralize The Troops’
It always makes us laugh when we hear someone say this rediculous line on TV. The Brits love to tease us about this line. It’s absurd and just plain wrong. The enemy is emboldened by all kinds of things that have nothing to do with this year’s budget in Congress or our debates about a pull out.
Demoralize the troops? No way. The US Military is very professional these days. The biggest demoralizer is when the Army extends orders at the last minute and people can’t return home. Or they screw up your 2 week leave. Or the mail doesn’t arrive. Nothing the politicians do in Washington will moralize/demoralize us significantly at this point.