Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Yuletide Rant

This is from a retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major and personal friend of mine who forwarded me some good pictures and military quotes. I’ve edited his words only slightly, but not to detract from his statement.

I don’t usually forward stuff, but in seeing this during this Christmas season, it is true what someone recently said: “America is not at war. The American military is at war. America is at the shopping mall.” It’s amazing how many vacuous people are enjoying their freedom and focusing on dumb, pointless stuff. Most Americans think Iraq and Afghanistan are someplace south of Rhode Island , and haven’t the slightest comprehension of the nature of the enemy, the threat to our families, or the abysmal failure of our political leadership (on BOTH sides of the isle). Nevertheless: “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” – Orwell

So much for the Yuletide ranting of the Sergeant Major . . .

I’m lucky enough to be home for Christmas this year. To those of you “rough men” still in “The Sandbox”, thanks for what you do, MERRY CHRISTMAS, and I’ll see you soon. Semper Fi

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