I overheard something the other day that really bothered me.
A group of us guys were sitting around draining the better portion of a coffee pot when the discussion for whatever reason turned to the military. It was noted by one in the group that his son had a friend who just returned from his fourth tour of duty in the Middle East. The treatment this individual received was less than complimentary.
“This guy told me that he was spit at, called names and that the windows on his wife’s car were broken out,” was the statement made.
This is abhorrent behavior. The only thing to be thankful for was that it did not happen in our immediate area. I’d like to think that we are better than that.
Still, I was and am a little more than bothered by this. Ok, no one likes the fact that our military is actively engaged anywhere, any place in the world. But they are. I personally like the idea of a defensive military force better.