I feel uniquely qualified on this issue.
I'm a lifelong Democrat and party supporter
I'm a long time active Kossack
I'm a hard-core Obamabot from the beginning
I supported the Afghanistan War (because of 9/11)
I opposed the Iraq War
I'm in the military and I'm being deployed over there, soon
I say to all of you, right now.
STFU and listen.
Listen to the President, tonight at 8:00 Eastern. He is smart enough guy to make the right decisions.
Tomorrow, post all the damn diaries with righteous indignation that you want and fill up the rec list but right now just hold fire and listen tonight.
UPDATE: WHOA, top of the rec list for what I would have critized as a comment.
Sorry, I told all you guys to STFU but I had to yell over the chatter.
UPDATE: This has been by far the most popular diary that I have ever posted. I do try and post often and have seldom been a regular denizen of the rec list. Thank you for listening, reading, tipping and rec'ing.
I am scheduled (and you with military experience know that orders can change at a drop of a hat and often do) to deploy to southern Afghanistan this upcoming summer for a tour. I freely volunteered to do so and I am proud to serve my commander-in-chief and my country. More than proud - humbled because it is alone a great honor to be given this opportunity.
It's half a year between now and then, so we have quite a few diaries to go but once there, I will make every effort to continue reading, rec'ing, tipping (maybe HR'ing) diaries and will also be commenting and posting my own diaries (that will quickly scroll off the most recent list). I will have to be intentionally vague and avoid specifics, you understand.
Let's go, wrap this thing up and get home because I got some canvassing to do in 2012!