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Michael Rhodes is back safe and sound from serving in Iraq. Whatever
anyone feels about war, or this war specifically, it is a time to
celebrate and give thanks for his heroic actions and bravery, that
were motivated by a desire to protect our freedom and safety. Thank
you Michael. We owe you big time!
*****Irrespective of the war, I am always happy when someone
(American or otherwise) ~ who is not a terrorist ~ returns home safe
I know, I know, war happens.
It is a expression of phenomenality.
As some have said, it spices the pot, makes The Grand Game
Personally, I find it unpleasant, distasteful. It seems such a waste
to me, such a poor allocation of energy, emotion, and resources.
($45,000,000 for one high-tech jet fighter plane. Couldn't that
money be put to more beneficial use that a machine whose sole purpose
is killing and destruction?)
And yet war/anger/hostility has been with us since we have been with
us in a phenomenal sense.
Still, it doesn't mean I have to like it. I just don't see how
killing people, making war (even in defense) leads to any genuine
peace. Stopping the "war" inside ourselves, each of us, if so
inclined, might, perhaps, produce a global difference. Or not. I
don't know. I haven't the slightest idea. But if provoked by who-
knows-watt, I will do it "on" myself. :-))