While I try to keep the WTIT Blog a humor blog, now and then I stray. I am not sure that it is a good thing, but I do it once in a while. I do humor, and I am good at it. No one needs my opinions on life or the universe. Not because I am not good at that too, but rather I’d rather stick to comedy. I’d rather not stray into the eye of the storm.
Yesterday, we had a disagreement with a fellow blogger. The best thing that came out of this was a retired military man who attacked my position. We went back and forth with comments all day. I’d like to share them with you. And I will allow him to have the last word, as I did on his blog. It is healthy to debate. You just have to be fair.
I wrote a comment on that post:
This whole thing scares me. We have a President that disregards our constituion and civil rights, fights a war that 70% of us abore and you wouldn’t vote for Hillary because of “a feeling you can’t describe?” I find that scary. Not just from you, but all here that agree with you.
Sarge Charlie wrote about me:
I would be interested to know where Mr. Bud Wiser (sic) would set up his last line of defense, lets see, maybe the Delaware River, or maybe the Mississippi River, or maybe along the Rockies, wake up Mr Wiser, we are at war, like it or not.
You seem to like to remind us of something of which we are PAINFULLY aware. We have been noticing the war. It has drained our country and some of our best and brightest. We cannot win this one, Sarge.
Is this the same rhetoric that you used for Vietnam as well? Iraq did not attack the United States. We should have learned our lesson about entering or staying in civil wars while in Southeast Asia. Entering Afghanistan after 9/11 made total sense to me. Moving our troops before that task was completed was our mistake.
You seem proud of your military background and accomplishments. You should be. If it were not for patriots like you we would all be speaking German. However, that does not mean that any military venture anywhere is good policy. Nor is it un-American to disagree with a war policy.
Your question “Where would Mr. Wiser (sic) set up the last line of defense” is insulting. We have “freedom of speech”. That is what great heroes such as yourself have helped preserve. I support our troops. We need to bring them home. There is NO military strategy that can work in Iraq. We’ve had our best minds, militarily and otherwise on this longer than WWII. If we haven’t figured a winning strategy out yet, it is not going to happen. George W. Bush is the least popular president in our history. As civilians, we do not have to follow a leader’s ideology.
Well Mr Wiser (sic): I would like to know what your plan is, yes we can win in Iraq and the war on terror, I suspect it will take more than my lifetime to do that but we are the greatest nation in history, turn the other cheek on this one my friend and they will cut your throat.You have the right to disagree my friend, but today the disagreement hurts our soldiers in the field, like it or not sir, that is a fact.
You have you head in the sand my friend, reality check, I speak reality sir. Their kids are trained from a very young age, as they are in North Korea, that we are their enemy and they must kill Americans. That is reality sir, you are brainwashed with the left wing crap and never consider the facts as they are, I suggest you read Sgt Dub, then maybe you realize what effect your crap has on the loyal American Soldier.What sir, is your source of expertise? Support the troops, crap, defeat is the only answer you have.
Sarge Charlie-Thanks for the interesting debate. I think we would be a great “point-counterpoint” team.While we didn’t convince each other of anything, I’d like to leave you with the one thing we do agree on: