jbredmound, on Apr 9 2003, 11:31 PM, said:
Actually, the French were very happy when American troops stepped onto their soil (twice). The Panamanians were quite demonstative when Americans stepped onto their soil. The Afghanis seem to be quite pleased with the early results of Americans stepping onto their soil. As I remember, the Phillipinos were, as well. Liberation is a very joyous thing. Unfortunately, we in the United States are so far removed from our own liberation that we consider July 4th a shopping day.On the radio tonight, I heard an Iraqi American speaking of all of those who have died in this endeavor; he said that they had sacrificed to give the Iraqi people the greatest gift of all...freedom. He also said that he hopes that the US will retain control over the transition, because they understand freedom.God bless them, us, and all (civilian or military) who have given so much.
Hear! Hear!I could not have said it better!and unfortunately many more don't realize that freedom is never *free* it always has a price associated with it... I personally find it amazing that the anti-war crowd never realizes that it was war and the sacrafice of many lives that paid for their right to demonstrate and voice their opposition without worrying of the threat of retribution. Notice that before the fall of the regime most every Iraqi person that was interviewed and spoke out against the regime hid their face from the camera, but now that they feel safe and no longer fear the regime they openly speak of the horrors and every one of the people who helped tear down the statue had no problem of showing their face... Also those here in america also started speaking out since they no longer have to fear that their families will be in danger.-Mike