What I saw and learned in L'Isle-Jourdain, France made me examine some of the preconceptions and misconceptions we have about the patriotism and courage of the French people and about their gratitude towards Americans.
The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration need to take steps to hirecompetent, well trained mental health professionals to treat the soldiers and veterans suffering from military related illnesses.
An underground current in the U.S. military's officer corps believes that their legally elected civilian leaders can be disobeyed if an officer believes their orders to be "immoral." This, ladies and gentlemen, is a real problem.
The cost in resources and lives to bring fuel to Afghanistan and Iraq is just too great. Fossil fuel is imported, and for every 24 fuel convoys, one soldier or civilian working on transport was killed.
With the troops coming home, America needs to come home to its senses and its roots. It is time for us to "come home to America." With the Labor Day holiday approaching, we need to get our citizens back to work.