A blog article by Bonniejean Alford (Educator, Activist, World Citizen)
One of my good friends is in the Navy Reserves and has served at least two tours of duty in Iraq. I took the time to collect items and send them over to her and her fellow service personnel, as it is very important that I, as an American citizen, support the people risking their lives to keep me safe from harm. This in no way shape or form means I have to agree with why our troops are over there in the first place.
Fact is, I don’t support the war in Iraq, I simply support the troops.
I believe former President Bush made a huge mistake sending our troops over to Iraq, only to see so many of them return in a body bag. President Obama has a duty to work toward correcting this past judgement error as swiftly and safely as is possible.
In the mean time, I will continue to honor and support the men and women who choose to serve this nation, hoping that each one will come home safe and sound.