Stumbled across this letter, allegedly from a soldier, decrying the result of the midterm elections as a terrible blow to morale:
Last night, while we watched the press conference with the President, there was utter discust, [sic] and the common feeling amongst us all that we soldiers are now the loneliest people on Earth?. we fight an enemy over here, and we have a country full of enemies to go home to that are our countrymen. We watched President Bush say his own political funeral, our commander and chief.. as well as ours?.. He tried so hard to spin it, but? well.. there is no way to soften such a morale blow.
How unfortunate that those of us who disagree with President Bush’s foreign policy (and it’s execution) are labeled “the enemy”. Despite the fact that some of us work every day directly supporting the troops.
How unfortunate that those of us who are unwilling to stand aside while terrible civilian leadership has botched the mission, and a conflict that should have been much easier (and over) has resulted in more dead Americans than 9/11 and by this Christmas will have lasted three times the duration between D-Day and V-E Day, are called “the enemy”.
We may have disagreements, but we are not “pro-terrorist”, and we are not “the enemy”.