I had the privilege of speaking with an Army soldier last evening who was just back from Iraq as we rode the SkyLink between terminals at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.
- He told me the vast majority of our troops are disappointed that there hasn’t been stronger diplomatic engagement before engaging in war.
- His view is the same as mine: Putting Americans in harms way should be done as a last resort, not a first step.
- He indicated that our troops get to vote and the vast majority are supporting Barack Obama. He said that, while they have to support the Commander in Chief, the good news is they get to vote for their next Commander in Chief and they are looking forward to getting a new one.
I told him that my sense is that all Americans support the troops; few Americans support the war and that there’s a huge difference between the 2 positions. He understood and agreed with my assessment.
He’s not sure whether he’s going back to Iraq or off to Afghanistan. He knows his visit home will be short.
I thanked him for his service to our country. We shook hands and went our separate ways.
Pray for the safety of our troops. And, pray that Barack Obama is our next President. Democrat Dave