I thought this would make an interesting juxtaposition. Here are all the high school football fans imploring us to support the troops whose perpetual militarism has freed so many from bondage all over the world.
Meanwhile, back at reality:
I think both Americans AND Iraqis fervently wish "the troops" could be home with their families. I fail to see that they are "freeing" anyone from anything. More than 600,000 have been "freed" from having to breathe any longer. But there are still about 25 million sitting their on OUR oil, dammit!
I give thanks that my high blood pressure prevented my misguided attempt to become an officer in the U.S. Navy back in 1980. God is so good.
And, yes, it still is a great country. It's only the Deep South that's scary. Unfortunately that's who put our current regime into office.