There are just some things that you have to get off your mind sometimes. I, again, haven't been on this website for almost a year. It seems to come in annual increments that I must write at least one journal to keep up with this site. Sadly, I have barely anytime to write more. I am in Germany, with a broken jaw, and I just came from Afghanistan. Say what you will about that war. It doesn't affect me any. Unless you have been there, you have absolutely no clue. But opinions are necessary to obtain the balance between the Dynamite Democrats and the RoughNeck Republicans, and whomever I left out of the feel free, again, to jump in. But on the contrary. The war hasn't been talked about rarely at all. In the papers of the elections topic, OIF and OEF are no where to be found. Does this matter to anyone? Probably not. Just know, that there are people like you, who are still there. They are still dying, and hurting, for what may be an unprobable cause. But it's not always that simple to say that they are in it for the war. Who knows if it was even their choice to sign in, or whether that idea came from a detour in their personal life. Did they need money, to get away from their horrible life, maybe to create a life they never could have dreamed of when they were just a young girl/boy.? And perhaps they may have joined to prove a point, to prove themselves as strong, fit, and a person who is going places, and who will help contribute and bring peace to anyones life reaching for a hand to hold them up. Or perhaps, they are just Patriots. Either way, the experience you have, is unlike any other, when there is sacrifice, there is a great deal. Selflessness. And the best part is, when it is all over, and you are the one who is coming home, to experience your own country like you never thought you would. Maybe. Life is way to complex. Opinions are needed. But Openminds are too.