If you read nothing else today, read this

Thanks to some a fellow milblogger, Taco Bell, I am able to share this editorial with you. If you read nothing else today, I highly suggest reading this one. This guys appears to have had everything going for him. He punched all the right blocks and had a very respectable career. Yet he walked away from it all, because of the American voter.

I had chosen, freely, to place my life between those that would do harm to the U.S. and those whom I would protect: her citizens. I had always believed in the best of America and the people of her lands; that despite occasional missteps there was a general “rightness” to our way. I lived that belief for 22 years, leading and following warriors into combat. I’m certainly no war hero; my brothers in arms have seen far more combat, more intense and personal than I. But I have become acquainted with death in a way that I hope you never do. My last tour, on the ground in Iraq was where my heart started to be hardened towards you, the electorate, and culminated in this letter, written two days before our elections. And here’s why.

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One Response to “If you read nothing else today, read this”

  1. I’d be up half the night going through that piece of writing to clean up all the half-truths and inuendos, but I don’t have the time. I’d thank him for his service and feel bad that he feels the way he does. If he doesn’t feel like fighting for his country anymore, then he should quit.

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