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Dec. 21st, 2004 | 01:30 pm
mood: pensivepensive
music: My yahoo launchcast station

Seems the only time I really have any time to spend on the internet is when I'm at my parents' house for the holidays. Not having a computer will to that to you. I'm trying to enjoy it, since who knows if I'll be able to even be in this country next year Christmastime.

I am deploying with the U.S. Marines in March, as is most everyone else that I know. I knew that it could happen when I joined almost two years ago on that fateful day, but still it is a shocking, and I'll be the first to admit, a scary experience. I am more than likely going to somewhere where I am hated, and people actively try to blow me up on a daily basis for my President's decision to invade their sovereign nation.

I watch Colin Powell's address to the U.N. asking for help and giving reason why the world should attack Iraq. I've watched the news, Farhenheit 9/11, talked to my friends who've been there, even talked to Iraqis who fled the country. I've seen the daily little messages scrolling along the bottom of the screen on CNN, informing all of a few more young American lives ended.

Its not a war that I support. Regardless, I will be in the middle of it, doing my duty, and being put in harm's way. I don't kid myself. I know that there are very good chances of someone I know, someone I talk to every day, dying in an explosion of radical muslim hatred. I know that it could be me.

Life goes on, and I enjoy every minute of it as best I can.

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