The American Legion is starting a new campaign. Postive News from Iraq.
"America needs to hear the good news first hand from those who are fighting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Legion National Commander Tom Bock in a statement. "It's about time that the American public hears about the positive things our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and coastguardsmen are doing for our country and for the Afghani and Iraqi people."Gee, I for one would love to hear some good news from Iraq. So bring it on, AL. Bring it on. On the other hand, I am not going to stop protesting the war. I most certainly am NOT encouraging terrorists or trying to bring the troop's moral down. As a matter of fact, I think the war is what is bringing them down, not those of us who do give a shit about our boys being sent over there WITH NO BODY ARMOR (which the Pentagon has not reimbursed them for if they bought their own, the bastards) to blow up and occupy another country for oil. It is immoral to go into another country and blow it up. Sorry guys. Morality first.
The Legion, which has 2.7 million members, previously declared war on "public protests" and "media events" against the war.
"The American Legion will stand against anyone and any group that would demoralize our troops, or worse, endanger their lives by encouraging terrorists to continue their cowardly attacks against freedom-loving peoples," Thomas Cadmus, another national commander, told delegates in August.