This I Believe

Barbara - Bluff, Utah
Entered on July 21, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65
Themes: citizenship, war

I am a Civilian Contractor who just completed war zone readiness training at Fort Benning, Georgia – The Home of the United States Infantry. The training is called CRC. I learned a lot from the military and the soldiers I met at CRC. So I am writing to you THIS I BELIEVE. I decided to deploy to Baghdad, Iraq for as long as I can. Why? Because America is not a home TO me anymore. American friends, neighbors, coworkers are lost between conservative and liberal.

So, I chose a NEW home. A home where the Soldier is.

Soldiers know about respect.

Soldiers know about discipline.

Soldiers know about commitment.

America has dissolved into neo conservative or ultra liberal.

How many of you American friends, neighbors and coworkers would abandon me in a crisis?

THIS I BELIEVE is why America is Abandoned from within.

Do you think now is the time to argue about each and every civil right of a terrorist?

Where is your triage for the 2008 elections?

Where is your Green Zone for the 2008 elections?


for a once great nation,

YOU could die,

and very soon.

THIS I BELIEVE is why you are willing to take MUCH, without giving back in return.