I was watching a show on one of the odd
channels..(not ABC,NBC, CBS or PBS).
They were talking about the Iraq war and
the troops and the effects on the families.
While there are a lot of wives out there that
are true to their husbands. And I know during
the other wars, there were a lot of Dear John
letters that went out to our service men. As
well as some of the men who were station
in the foreign lands were not exactly true
blue to their wives.
With that said, I was mildly surprised at
this show, and their concerns about how
the wives who kiss their husbands good-bye
when they leave, have the thought of "well, he
is gone, and I can do as I please." And do.
I don't know if they didn't think their husbands
were coming back or what the plan was. But the
show was concern, as this attitude had raise in
numbers quite a bit. Also the rise in spousal
abuse even if the wife is being true, when their
husbands get home.
What is different about this war? We knew about
the wives who wait even if their man was a POW
or MIA. They wait even after the war, hoping and
praying he would return. So why is this group,
giving up so soon? Is it because the husband
sign up so he could get more money for doing
service in the National Guard, or education thru
them... and the wife didn't? After all the regular
Army wives know what it entails... maybe
National Guards wives don't.
Maybe extending the service time overseas,
isn't such a great idea either. Not giving time
with the family before they have to go back,
is wearing on both sides.
Hiding Behind The Flag
7 hours ago