During the past eight months that I've been deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division, I occasionally check out The Advocate-Messenger online and am very disgusted with the support that a handfull of people have for the troops over here.
People like to voice their opinions (and they have every right to do so), but until you have witnessed firsthand this war, people need to understand that this isn't as easy as their usual 9 to 5 in Boyle County.
So far in Iraq, coalition forces have brought a better quality of life to the suffering Iraqi people after 30 years of dictatorship. Basic utilities have been upgraded significantly. In fact, they are better than pre-war levels. Schools and colleges have been restored for students wishing to continue their education that they normally wouldn't have had during the Saddam regime. Hospitals are functioning with the help of coalition forces and basic medical supplies. We have also provided jobs to the Iraqi people by training them to be policemen, border guards and we are even setting up a new Iraqi Army. The list goes on and on.