Iraq War Was Not a Mistake

Iraq War Was Not a Mistake
I went to Iraq in August - September of 2003, shortly after the major fighting ended. I was 18 years old when the Vietnam War ended, I had a draft card, however I never went.

I do take offense from Obama and consider it an insult to the country when he calls Iraq a mistake, I have been there and it was not a mistake. I spent 30 day there, entering from Silopi, Turkey traveling by land to Basrah by way of group taxi, bus and train.

Here is a video from a Soldier in Iraq that will make you shiver.

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Khao San Road, Bangkok Thailand
Thursday, October 16, 2008
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I also know the Vietnam War was a success, we stopped the Chinese from coming down into all of Southeast Asia to dominate these countries. We successfully stopped what was called the domino theory and one of the reasons for the war.

I did not have to go and fight, I know I am lucky, however I consider it bad form, and bad manners to talk the way many people do about Iraq or Vietnam or any war. People die in War and right or wrong, they deserve respect.

I was young and foolish at age 18, I was disrespectful to the soldiers, I protested and complained, I made a fool of myself. I felt very foolish years later when I went to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and studied the war. I realized I was protesting at age 18 and had no idea what the war was even about, this is my shame, and I will remember this for the rest of my life.

I do understand that a person can be like Obama and not really understand the full implications of their words. I also know what it feels like to open my mouth and speak without thinking,

Thanks to the Soldiers, they went in my stead.

Iraq War Was Not a Mistake

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