"anybody who works, saves, spends and pays taxes serves his or her country. There is nothing special about putting on a uniform. Being a soldier is no more honorable than being a mother or a teacher"<quoted text>Let's be fair here. If drug use is a reason to demean people, then it applies ten-fold to the troops that came back junkies.
Also, anybody who works, saves, spends and pays taxes serves his or her country. There is nothing special about putting on a uniform. Being a soldier is no more honorable than being a mother or a teacher, and no more worthy of adulation than being a fireman, a cop,or the lineman that restores power to your home after a tornado, hurricane or ice storm.
And I question how the Vietnam War served Americans' interests. I told you that I've been to Vietnam on holiday - Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City - and I saw what we were saving the Vietnamese from. If you saw it, you would be ashamed that your country sent you there to carpet bomb, napalm, and agent orange those people.
I think you served your government and the war profiteers it supports with its endless series wars more than any of the rest of us. That's not your fault,and I don't think you deserve to be castigated for it. But frankly, I think that we war protesters served Americans at least as well as any soldiers did. Who do you think got those soldiers home?
This proves you have no clue about war. Teacher don't face death everyday or lose limbs. Getting agent orange on them. Then there is napalm.
You should have kept you ridicules comments to yourself.
I don't know too many Mothers having to wipe her best friends brains off of her face.
War can't be explained. You have to be there to believe it. Good place to send our 18 year men.