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Thank you for recognizing the evil that Islamic extremists represent; in whatever country they live in. Be it Baghdad, Kabul, Sadr City, Fallujah, Zamboanga City, Luzon, or Jolo Island, the tale remains the same and the outcome never changes: bombs go off and innocent people die all in the name of a religious cause. We are here chasing small brown Filipino Muslims as opposed to Arabic mullahs, but the tactics and outcomes remain constant…innocent people die. Americans have a short memory and easily become complacent, and though I never thought it would happen, many have managed to forget the horror of 9/11 and those who were ultimately responsible.
Thank you for not forgetting….
Thank you for your vocal support of our armed forces. I recently saw an interview on The Factor (yes we get it even out here in the jungle) during which you proposed tax increases for the rich (to include yourself) and an across-the-board pay raise for all military members. While all of us welcome pay raises, I believe we are all here out of a sense of duty, honor, and country. Pay increases only allow us to enjoy our time in the States more when we are home, and provide our families with a slightly higher standard of living, which they all certainly deserve. Money is the least of our concerns, but it certainly is refreshing to have someone as notable as yourself in our corner.p>Finally, thank you for taking the time to put your praise and recognition on paper. Many people have opinions…fewer voice them…and even fewer take the time, energy, and money to make their views heard and read by others. So my team and I say thank you. Thank you for your support, thank you for your words, and thank you for your recognition of our sacrifices in support of the greatest country in the world. br> — Captain , United States Army /p>