This story is dedicated to our military soldiers who have been deployed numerous times and are tired:
As a woman veteran of the Armed Forces, I take issue with people like Romney who want to become our Commander in Chief — yet, Mitt dodged the draft 4 times. Perhaps I might be more open to Mitt’s request of increasing our $2.1 trillion in defense if he had put his own ass on the line. What does Romney want an increase of $2.1 trillion for? It smells of war mongering to me, and Americans need to start choosing our battles more carefully because we need to minimize bloodshed after a decade of war.
I believe Obama won the military audience when he said:
“There’s no reason why Americans should die when Afghans are perfectly capable of defending their country,” Obama said. “After a decade of war, it’s time to do some nation-building at home.”
Face it, folks. Our military members, their families are tired of constantly being deployed.
It is time to focus on Homeland issues, and Romney is on the record for wanting to increase the Defense War budget by $2.1 trillion dollarseven though our military didn’t ask for it. It’s one thing for our military to ask for an increase — but they didn’t ask for it to begin with.
I believe we ought to choose our battles more carefully, and give our military a rest to a degree. When our troops are rested, and when their morale is strengthened….they become better focused fighters anyway.
Our military is tired after MULTIPLE deployments.
This should not be a surprise to anyone who has been following foreign policy and the pulse of our military and veterans. It’s a fact: military members are tired of being deployed 4 or 5 times. Military dependents, relatives, friends and Americans are sick and tired of a decade of war implemented by George W. Bush. We are spending billions and billions of dollars in tax payer money as we bomb other countries only to rebuild their infrastructures.
We cannot go backward with war mongering any longer.
We have to fix HOMELAND issues before helping others abroad.
It’s time for the United States to save itself from drowning, because we can’t prevent others from drowning if we are not strong enough to save ourselves first.