November 04, 2008


This makes me snicker:

Petraeus: Commitment to War Effort Will Stand Firm, Regardless of Who Wins Presidency

As Americans went to the polls Tuesday to chose the next president, Gen. David Petraeus, the U.S. commander in charge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said that whatever the outcome, the U.S. will continue its commitment to battling Al Qaeda.

"Both candidates have been clear about the priority they place [on the war on terror]. So there is truly bipartisan support for [what] I think can be described as a sustained and substantial commitment to Pakistan and Afghanistan," Petraeus told FOX News.

I have heard many times recently, to include this morning, that maybe my husband won't have to deploy next year if Obama is elected. I keep explaining to people that 1) my husband's job deploys regardless of world events and 2) Obama has never said that he is bringing the troops home, only that he will shift them from Iraq to Afghanistan. I don't think any military family should get too excited about an Obama win. I doubt it will mean more time in garrison for the troops.

Posted by Sarah at November 4, 2008 05:58 PM | TrackBack

I've been quick to point this out to people, too. People seem to think that I support Obama because it means Soldier Boy won't have to deploy anymore. Um.... no.

Then again, they are the same people who thought that the families got to go with their soldiers to Afghanistan, so I shouldn't be surprised.

Posted by: Sis B at November 4, 2008 06:21 PM

Yeah, Sis B and Sarah, me too. I feel the same when listening to that John Mayer song, I can't remember the title, where he talks about poor military families being without their fathers or mothers at Xmas because they are deployed to Iraq...and I shake my head. No matter what happens, military families will always be possibly separated from their families at Xmas, birthdays, Thanksgiving, etc. That is plain and simple the military way of life.

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at November 4, 2008 06:43 PM

I made a flip comment on one of your posts about your husband being home all the time if O wins. I didn't turn on the "sarcasm" button, but, I certainly didn't mean it to be taken seriously. I thought it might make you laugh. Oh well, back to comedy 101...sigh.

Posted by: Pamela at November 4, 2008 06:47 PM

Pamela -- No, I completely understood you were joking. I didn't mean you.

Posted by: Sarah at November 4, 2008 06:48 PM

P. S. My husband and I are both veterans, so, we know about the separations. It's tough and it's a regular part of the military life. But, I thank God regularly that we still have people who understand and are willing to put up the hardships.

Posted by: Pamela at November 4, 2008 06:53 PM

This is me...smiling!!

Posted by: Pamela at November 4, 2008 06:54 PM