Bravery, Bonding, and Dis'ers
The photo is of an Israeli Defense Force unit after a battle. You see weariness on the soldier's face. In the background, from experience, the other soldiers are both comparing experiences, and congratulating themselves and each other for getting through the engagement.
General George S. Patton said:
"Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood"
I will wager all of these men chose honor and duty over fear.
Now, let us go back for a period of 42-35 years. American Democratic Politicians committed our soldiers to a long fight in Vietnam. From the then Secretary of Defense Robert STRANGE McNamara, in 2001, came a statement that HE KNEW that the U S COULD NOT WIN that war. QUESTION: Why did he keep sending men to their deaths, disability, and permanent pstchological scars. The Only answer I can think of--is the usual DDemocrat motivation: "It looks good, it shows that WE care!"
So, you have similar scene from 1964 to 1973 all over South Vietnam.
Do the Democrat Politicians praise and thank those soldiers?
That simpering, cowardly, guilt-ridden bunch of A-holes condemned those troops, compared them to barbarian conquerors, and labeled them "Baby Killers".
It is one exhilarating feeling to come through a battle, alive and more or less victorious. But let someone start ripping you for what you did, did not do, or criticize how you were still alive, and you will hate the person's -- or persons' guts forever!
Someone who lost a presidential election can tell you--It makes a difference!