Who will reap the whirlwind?
After all of the fighting in Iraq stops, I wonder who will be blamed for all that has gone right, and all that has gone wrong. I certainly hope it is not the military personnel who risked everything to go over there. With the Peter Arnett's, the Geraldo Rivera's, and the Nicholas De Genova's of the world, it is not too hard to miss all of the anger over this war. But, I do hope that people will remember the Soldiers, the Sailors, the Airmen, and the Marines that put their lives on the line in defense of our nation and its ideals.
There are so many Hollywood stars who are protesting, and I have to question their sincerity. People publicly blast the President at the Oscars, and they question the moral judgment of our servicemen when they are forced to make life and death decisions. I just pray that all of our brave military personnel will find open arms from people other than solely their family that longs for them at this moment. I hope the country embraces them for the fine and honorable people that they are.
But, I know there are people who are not able to discern policy from policy implementation, or the people that implement the policy. I would hope that they would remember that they are people and not policy personified.