Saturday, March 29, 2008
A post at Dr.D's American Power (blogroll) got me thinking about war and it ramifications. As I said at his site, most veterans return home and live boring, mundane lives. While boring may be a bad thing to some, to us it represents normalcy. When you have been subjected to abnormalcy, it is a blessed beautiful thing to get back to normal. I have been blessed everyday of my life to return home and be a husband, father, brother and and a son. It has been great.
When my daughter was diagnosed with MS I was devastated. It represented the only time in my life I felt out of control. I have adjusted to her disease and I am in awe at her determination to live her life to the fullest. She has showed me what it takes to fight back and succeed against something against which you have no control. In my life control has been everything. Now it is nothing. Events have controlled me and I have to adjust. I am.
I picked this video because it reminds me of some things I had forgotten. It also reminds me of why I didn't want Kerry to be president. McCain is the epitome of a veteran who has adjusted to his life and excelled. He said that the minute he stepped off the plane in 1973 he forgot about Vietnam. That is what I tried to do and I am amazed, after what he went through, he was man enough to say good-bye.
We have to have a man like McCain be our president. Kerry was crap and I was glad to work for his defeat. He wasn't crap because he was against the war. Anyone who was in one is against war. He stepped over the line when he talked about his brothers as criminals. That was a blatant grab for power on his part and was unforgivable. I will never forgive him for that.
I will never vote for someone who advocates the disarmament of our country. Obama is wrong on every issue and I will work to defeat him. He is a panderer to anti-war groups. I don't like war, but I understand that it is necessary at times in history. MCCAIN.