Dim Sum Diaries
I have a friend I'll call Dan. Dan is a reservist in the army and did his duty going to the Persian Gulf. Like many others in the military, Dan has a wife and family. If he were not in Iraq, he would go to work every day as a school principal. He pays his bills, he feeds his dogs, he helps carry the groceries from the car after his wife returns from the market. He kisses his wife good night before they both go to bed. He pays his taxes and loves his country. He could be your neighbor or mine. He defends the principles of freedom and justice. He and every other soldier are the ones who stand upon a wall and say, "Nothing's going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch." Now they have answered the call to duty and are in Iraq fighting "our" war. They are putting their lives at risk because their President said so. However, the number of American and British casualties is increasing, and there are even some Americans that have been captured; possibly tortured. They knew the risks involved in fighting a war, but I wonder how many of these brave men and women would still be safe at home, going about their daily lives if the President hadn't attempted to morally justify the war on Iraq. Are American lives worth less then the President's agenda? Is an Iraqi life more valuable than that of an American soldier? It seems that President Bush feels that it is. I can only pray that our American troops will stay safe and that the POWs will not be harmed. I know that I am not alone in saying that we support our troops. Come back safe, Dan.