Some Americans Can Still Think For Themselves
by James Glaser
August 17, 2011
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I got the following from The Atlantic Wire. It was a comment made by an American Soldier, about how the Media either calls Ron Paul names or totally keeps him out of the campaign story.

The comment was made about people who don't like Ron Paul's foreign policy of stopping our wars and bringing our troops home.

I can not count the number of Iraq and Afghan war vets who have told me that these wars are wrong, and that they can understand why the people of those countries are fighting us. You have to know that if we were really helping these people, they would not be shooting at us. Washington says we are bringing them freedom, but they don't see it that way. Sgt Lewis:

Ron Paul was called a "kook" today, concerning his stance on Iran, in the comment section of an article at THE HILL entitled "Ron Paul shines in Iowa; major media cheats him."

'I am a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. I support Ron Paul and I support his foreign policy. I am sure you would not dare call me a Paultard to my face. No, you would give me the same parroted line I hear 100 times a day, "Thank you for your service". When I hear some flabby couch potato like you say that to me it makes me sick. Yes, I serve our country, but our wars do not. I do my best to keep my men alive while we carry out this sick policy of sticking our noses in other peoples business. When was the last time you had a friend die in your arms or look for the leg that was just blown off of the man next to you? When was the last time you walked past dead children that were killed by U.S. weapons? I'm glad you can sleep at night, because many times I cannot. I have children myself you self righteous SOB. If someone killed my children you can bet I would do everything in my power to seek revenge. You dare call me rabid and blind? I know what I am talking about. Why don't you grab a gun and head to Iran if you want to fight them so much. Ron Paul is right. They are no threat to us. We need to mind our own business. They hate us not because we are rich and free, they hate us because we are in their countries. It is people like you that are the biggest threat to this country, not Iran.' BY Sgt Lewis on 08/16/2011 at 11:06

Most veterans I talk to express the same view as this Sgt. Lewis did. That would be, when in combat, they were just trying to keep the people in their unit alive. Most service men and women sign up to protect our country, but they soon learn that protecting our country is not what they are sent to foreign lands to do. They know first hand what our wars are like. They hear all the slogans about Supporting or Honoring our troops, but they soon learn that nobody really wants to hear what they have to say. Washington runs our country, but it is the Defense Industry, which makes all the profits from our troops dying and our troops killing that runs Washington, and they are not about to let a kook like Ron Paul end their wars.

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