Thursday, November 09, 2006

10 November 2006, Happy Recognized Day Off for Veteran's Day!! Yeah, I know, it doesn't sound as cool that way, but I don't get either day off so it looks like I have to recognize both days. Friday here starts the weekend for Afghanistan so most of the camp does actually have it off. This morning turned out pretty busy for me, but fortunately nothing serious was going on. We finally got a good rain here this afternoon, after haze and clouds all morning. It could rain here everyday, and I wouldn't mind too much, at least for a while. We are still coming out of a drought that has lasted for quite a while.
I was asked what I thought about Mr. Rumsfield. I have a great deal of respect for him, and believe he deserves a lot more credit than what was depicted by the media. Yes, there were some problems over all, but again, arm chair quarterbacks can make those kind of calls all day long. It's not until you actually get out there and do it for real does it make a difference. I heard one legislator this last week make the comment, "If I had know it would have turned out like this, I wouldn't have supported it to start with" WHAT?? You mean someone told you a specific number of troops would die back then, and you said "OK, lets go for it" I mean, what knuckle-head would do that. It's called war for a reason. I've been asked to guest blog for another site, and I'm slowly coming up with my topic.
Mainly though, I would like to thank everyone out there who is a veteran, former military person, American, Aussie, British, French, Iraqi, and Afghan who has come forward to the call of their country, to the call of other countries and stood for freedom, justice, and what is right. Thank you for your service.
Be safe and have a good day.


Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

right back at ya sarge. bee

Sarge Charlie said...

Yo Sarge, Happy recognized veterans day, and oh by the way happy veterans day also. I am still in depression but oh well, that’s life and the other option just dose not appeal to me.

I look forward to the time you guys get to come home, with honor, I just hope the dems do not do it like we did in Vietnam. I had words today in a local Mc Donald’s when this guy said we will get out of there now. I reminded him that when we left Vietnam our supporters were only tortured, reeducated for 10 years or in slave labor camps. I expect that in your part of the world our supporters it will not be that way, they will just be beheaded.

I herd this morning that the dems are meeting with their old standard bearer, Mc Govern, expecting him to show the way for a 6 month withdrawal. Good for you guys, except for what you will have to live with for the rest of you life.

I regret what has happened to Rumsfeld, I think he is a good man, people have to know war is hard, mistakes are made, people die, and you correct your course and go on. I wonder what would happen to Gen Eisenhower in today’s climate.

I am sure you will do a great job on Rocks site. I love your point about the stupid knuckle head. OK man I do not want to depress you.

Be safe my friend.