My Friday night “United We Stand As A United Front (Episode #4)” blogcast turned out to be ‘a bit’ embarrassing for me. I’ve never really been one to choke up easily, but when I spoke about our troops Friday night– remembering what I’ve personally witnessed in the Persian Gulf, well… some human emotions surfaced. And maybe the word “embarrassed” is not quite correct BUT, you’ll witness a side of me that is not normally exposed. I simply found myself putting this war in perspective for so many of us who only see it through what mainstream media tells us. Basically, I couldn’t refrain my sorrow as I was reminded of this soldier’s (a veteran) INCREDIBLY BRAVE speech:
I can’t express to so many who have experienced his trauma and how wrong this ‘war’ TRULY is. BUT I admire Grant’s (a former Marine) bravery for being outspoken. (I’ve met several “Grants” while there by the way.) For whatever reason… his words ‘spoke to me’ (Friday evening) on a level I FEEL should never be overlooked. We (America) have become the terrorists in this fake, unlawful, illegal “war on terror”. Grant, like so many others, is “the face” of Post Traumatic Syndrome (PTSD) during this “war”. In closing, I’d like to say– Godspeed, Grant! Some of us DO care!! So thank you for speaking out and helping to dispel this awful farce!!!
Inshallah which I was told could mean the following: If Allah (God) wills; When Allah (God) wills; If Allah (God) wishes. I still have my Arabic pocket dictionary and translator and will continue to remember each person I met in Iraq. We are them and they are us– in other words, HUMAN!!