There are people who die for the greater good. They do that willingly to make the world a better place. I doubt highly that they would appreciate your diminishment of their sacrifice or the conviction which they held when laying down that most precious and ultimate of gifts..their very lives!!
You like to call them boys or girls or children when they die so as to wring out emotion as if it were a substitute for logic and realism......they were/are men and women..adults..patriots!!!!!! They believe! They did not die in vain!
You can bitch and dis all you want...but, I'll tell you this... and I doubt you'll contest it.....if given the choice, Simon...would you go back to your rulership by kings and queens... yer beloved monarchy......or would you opt for the freedom born of democratic process that you borrowed from those pissant colonists that had a greater vision?
Jealousy is such a wasted emotion....and it's one that we , as the world power, will have to endure. In time of war and thereafter, please show me a place, a country, a time when we have gone into and pillaged...taken the resources of a country for selfish gain??????? You all so love to paint that portrait at us. Who gives more money and resource than any other nation on the face of this earth than the United States? And who suffers more derisive accusation?
Freedom and democracy are man's right....we will further it at all cost because it is right! If you prefer the domination, and abuse of women..the indescriminate killing of men , women, and children....the withholding of their right to speak and believe as they wish and are entitled to...go for it my friend! I, for one, will never condone such apathy....and though I lament the loss of those so willing to sacrifice so nobley and inspirationally to fuel the flame ignited by that spark called freedom and self respect... I will not dishonor them by alluding that they died in vain!!
mac, pissed cuz I hate when someone sucks me into a political thread!!