You know, I am getting sick of seeing people bash the military. There are some bad seeds out there, and some immature soldiers and Marines. But for the most part, they are hard working Americans, who have accepted the call to defend their country. I dont see you all putting on a uniform and standing a post, or assaulting a town, or even just getting up to run PT. I do, and I am proud of what the military is doing over there. Have there been some mistakes? Yes, of course, but each war is different and gives us new problems we never thought of before. Who knew we would need 8000 armored HUMVEE's? No one, thats due to the fact the typical battle lines that were used by our enemies are now blurred, making all parts of the battlefield combat zones. There is no "safe zone" anymore, thus requiring us to have armored vehicles.
If you start using the term Soldier or Marine loosely, due to your vast military expirience, then get in fight yourself. If you are using the term loosely, as you sit at home, comfortable, and able to read this forum and reply in freedom, then why don't you go down to your recruiter and change the military for the better.
I am not making axcuses for what SOME of our Soldiers and Marines are doing over there, they have done some horrible things. But I wont stand by and let arm chair quarterbacks comment on how this war is going. If you are active duty, or a Vet, then that is not directed at you, because as you all know, we dont know the whole story, no matter how many questions we ask. I direct that statement at all those people who have not ever touched a rifle, nor had to, becuase of what the US military does for them.
Just my rant
I actually have all the Spydercos I want. Isn't that wierd? On second though, no I don't...