Joining the military doesn't neccesarly guarantee you're going to lose you life over it. The same way getting in your car and driving down the road doesn't neccesarily guarantee death. But it can happen. I don't see how it's not tragic that innocent people die, for any reason. They didn't make the choice for you persay, but if they all hadn't joined the military the draft would be active, and you might be in their shoes. The point is they joined, and you didn't have to. You should at least show a little respect. I agree it's a pointless war, but it doesn't mean they deserved to die. Sayign you don't feel sorry for them implies you felt they deserved to die. You don't feel sorry for people like VT killer, you SHOULD feel sorry for people dying doing something you and I were afraid to do.
They made the choice to join the military, they didn't make the choice to die.
Just like victims of car accidents, they made the choice to get in their car and take a chance on the open road, and risk getting hit by drunk drivers, or careless drivers, or hitting a patch of ice, or whatever. They didn't make the choice to die.
Joining the military is just a job in most people's eyes. They don't join so they can cheat death, and most don't join to go to Iraq. They join, and stay in the US or go to other countries, but they are forced to go to Iraq. There are many reasons why people join the military, even when there is no war going on, it's a job that requires no education.
People working in dangerous factories or coal mines are no different. People die all the time while they are at work, knowing full well anyone can die at any moment over one mistake or something no one can even predict. They made the choice to work at the factory or coal mine, but they didn't make the choice to die because of it. No one thinks they're gonna die. We all think we're invincible. The guys in the military are no different. It's just a job to them. Most didn't expect to get deployed to Iraq, and most didn't expect to die.
Last edited by WouldLuv2FightU; 05-05-2007 at 06:30 PM.