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  •  This video brought it all back. (3+ / 0-)
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    Kevvboy, mmacdDE, raincrow

    God, I never cry.  Ever.  But I can't stop now.  I'm remembering my Drill Sergeant who was killed in Iraq because of an IED.  I remember him walking the halls of the barracks in FT Leonard Wood, whistling the good the bad and the ugly theme, and I thought "This is the toughest man I will ever meet."

    I remember my friend being beat up by her boyfriend, who just got back from Iraq after having been in a black hawk crash.  He had pulled the bodies of his friends from the flaming wreck, and he never could get rid of that anger.  He had to be kicked out.

    I remember walking the halls of Trippler Army Medical, and seeing a man, a soldier, walking with his wife, while covered in burn bandages over the bottom half of his body, and thinking "he's never going to be able to have kids."

    I can't stop thinking of the stories I have heard, the brutal things that my friends have done or seen.  I never deployed, but I can't not see the effects of that worthless war on all my friends.  God DAMN Bush and Cheney.  GOD DAMN every shitty politician who ever pushed for war.  GOD DAMN THEM, because he has already damned my friends.

    I can't stop crying.  

    When will I get over this?  When will my friends be able to get passed this?

    People say that your dreams are the only things that save ya- Rebellion (lies), Arcade Fire

    by HIsoldier on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 08:00:21 AM PDT

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