An Open Letter to the Troops: You’re Not Defending Our Freedoms by Jacob G. Hornberger Dear Troops: Yesterday Memorial Day some people asserted, once again, that you are defending our freedoms overseas. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those people are just repeating tired old mantras. The reality is that you are not defending our freedoms with your actions overseas. In fact, it is the exact opposite. Your actions overseas are placing our freedoms here at home in ever-greater jeopardy. Consider your occupation of Iraq, a country that, as you know, never attacked the United States, making it the defender in the war and the United States the aggressor. Think about that: Every single person that the troops have killed, maimed, or tortured in Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks................................. This gent is speaking absolute truth. Doubtful though that many taking The Leader's gold have the courage or personal integrity to hear the truth and act accordingly. That would take REAL heroes, not the faux sort which the rotund talk radio judas goats of 'conservatism' sooooo love to blather about. Lord knows how this Military would fare against a real enemy as opposed a bunch of civilians who took up arms because The Troops burned an uncle's home or murdered a relative. Gives a whole new meaning to 'fighting them over there, so we don't have to fight them over here'. Sincere Thanks to the the folk of Iraq and the Stan who are keeping The Troops over there as opposed to doing what The Troops do best on the streets of America instead- creating a wasteland & calling it 'freedom'.