Originally Posted by mmarsh
I see, the vast majority of the country is ignorant and your're enlightened. I don't think its the country is the one acting ignorant here. Espicially since the past 4 years we have been trying Bush's way and it has failed at every turn. At some point you are going to have to stop trusting the Government's rhetoric.
I suppose you've been to Iraq? I suppose you've already read the Progress Report not due until August, that will ultimately informt he U.S. people if the troop increase has worked? When I was in country, I worked 4 days on, 1 day off. That means, I worked 4 days straight, usually with damn little, if any sleep. Now, the troops work one day on, one day off due to the troop surge. More troopers means more rest for each. We were severely overstretched. Personally, through my experiences, I honestly believe the troop surge was a smart move. If nothing else, more troops in combat means more combat vets. The knowledge that comes from each and every salty combat vet is invaluable. Right now, 75% of the Marine Corps has been to Iraq (and most have seen combat). That makes our military a force to be reckoned with, especially now.
If the United States has to fight another war, its not going to go like this one. The U.S. military is going to be even more efficient, and even more deadly as it is full of men and women who really know what they need to do because they've done it before. There's no way to train for war; however, war is pretty damn good training in itself.