War weary vs. war worthy...
I'm really getting tired of politicians and news anchors indoctrinating us that we've become war weary.
The truth of the matter is this: we simply aren't.
If ever a phrase was worthy of a good ol' fashioned, basic cable, Gutfeldesque banning, war weary is it.
Au contraire, I'd be honored if the Sage of San Mateo started pushing the phrase "war irritated."
You want to know what true war weariness is?
Ask a Russian who survived the Battle of Leningrad; ask Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan who lost all five sons at once aboard the USS Juneau; ask any Rwandan or Congolese.
I may be labeled cold-hearted by saying this, but as a retired Marine I can say in all honesty that every casualty in the Global War on Terrorism was and still is tragic, but this nation is far from worn-out.
We've Been Fighting This War With One Arm Tied Behind Our Back...
Has the Draft been reinstated while I was sleeping?
Are we anywhere near the over 400,000 killed in World War II (by the way, our population back then was less than half what it is now).
Did I miss all that somehow?
From the attacks on 9/11 to present day we're averaging 1.5 deaths per day and that number is steadily dropping like a stone.
During America's War Between the States, we lost 600 per day. That's right, each day and every day for four long years.
Yeah... that would be a definite qualifier for war weary.
The American people don't have any qualms about going to war, we just demand that it be worthy of American kids dying for.
Don't Confuse Weariness With...
To those in the national spotlight, please stop insulting our intelligence by insisting we're war weary.
The fact-of-the-matter is that we the people are against Obama's latest saber rattling because we really are smart enough to realize that Syria is just none of our damn business.
The only thing we're weary of is the media and politicos stroking Obama's ego.