Today I want something very important. I think the best gift anyone could give me would be 100% support of our troops from this nation. A lot of people think we have wasted our time and that we need to just quit right now. What they fail to realize is that if they stopped depending on the news for all of their "facts" they would understand that our troops are making a huge difference in Iraq and Afghanistan. I wish there was a way for all of us to take a trip over to see first hand the reality of the war and the progress our military has made. Too many people sit at their computers and TV's, reading and watching reports from CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, etc. and taking every word they say for complete truth. I have no idea how John Mayer feels about this war, but in his song "Waiting on the World to Change" he is very honest about the media. Here are a few lyrics from that song: "And when you trust your television what you get is what you got cause when they own the information, oh they can bend it all they want."
Dr. Falwell said that if he believed everything the media said about him and the way the media portrayed him, he would have hated himself! I guess my want list for today is a bit serious, but this war is serious and it is something my family is passionate about. If the guys pulled out today, we would be quitters and we would have left a job unfinished. The hard work that thousands of men and women who have been deployed and who are currently deployed have accomplished would have been in vain and the sacrifice they and their families made for the citizens of America and the people of Iraq and Afghanistan would also have been done in vain. You don't have to agree with the war, but it is your prerogative to support our men and women, especially if you woke up this morning free to believe whatever you wish. Thank you troops, you are our hero's!