Support the troops….

No, thanks: stop saying “support the troops” http://goo.gl/921EPw

The title of the article grabs your attention, downright shocking actually. But that is good; get through the shock and read the article. Brings up many points worthy of serious thought and consideration…..

Some thoughts of mine regarding Bradley Manning

I haven’t really followed the Bradley Manning case closely; but I will weigh in with my opinion anyway. I think they should just let him go free.  It seems to me that our government and military are not above reproach, far from it. It is my understanding that he revealed numerous instances of the government and military doing things they ought not to have been doing; therefore he should be set free. The military seems to be a hotbed of sexual misconduct; until they get that cleaned up they have no business going after people like Bradley Manning.  Furthermore, he was mistreated while in the brig; therefore he should be set free. So there you have it, my thoughts on the Bradley Manning affair…..

Protect our Defenders…..

Protect Our Defenders | We honor, support and give voice to the brave women and men in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. We seek to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence and harassment — systems that often re-victimize assault survivors by blaming them while failing to prosecute perpetrators.

Reading update…..

Awesome book! Profoundly moving memoir of a Buddhist soldier coming to terms with the war and his deep aversion to war. Also captures perfectly the bleakness of life in a war zone…