The first sentence of your cute little rant- "How am I disrespecting..."<quoted text>
Exactly how am I disrespecting veterans? Seriously... What have I said that has been disrespectful?
Are you upset that I don't buy into the "God Bless America" crap that so many do?
I don't think that God blesses America any more than He blesses any other country.
I think our country has probably killed more people in the past century than any other country on the planet. Maybe Hitler's Nazis killed more, but I'd have to do a ton of research just to see. But in the end, it doesn't really matter, because we've got millions of gallons of blood on our hands.
In Iraq and Afghanistan we rained bombs down on houses made of mud--blowing away men, women, and children. And then we say "oops--collateral damage". We threw two nuclear bombs at Japan--killing and maiming hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
I don't agree with these policies. I don't support the industrial military complex.
I would die before I took a life or joined the armed forces.
But that's just me. I'm entitled to my opinion. Sorry if you find that insulting.
You seem to be able to dish out insults, but you fall to pieces if someone does the same to you.
The last sentence of your rant- "You seem to be able to dish out insults, but you fall to pieces if someone does the same to you."
So which is it fruitcake?
No matter what your politics you should respect the brave men and women who protect your sorry ass. Many of them are lesbians and gays. Your attitude of "they chose it" is despicable. They chose to risk their lives for you. They didn't choose to become maimed.