If you're one of those people who thinks that by denouncing the Hero Fund, which helps provide educational opportunities for the children of fallen servicemembers, that you're somehow being clever and taking a stand against this war, FUCK YOU. No, really.
The freedom you have that enables you to make such baseless, inane assertions like that is paid for in the blood of these brave people who put their lives on the line to perform a job that most people don't have the balls to do. It is their courage and their tenacity to risk their lives on the opposite sides of the planet from their families, from their lives, from the freedoms and luxuries people like you take for granted in broadcasted ignorance. It is one thing that they get killed and maimed abroad, it is quite another when the people you're risking your life to protect are spitting on you and on your brothers' and sisters' graves.
How fucking DARE you criticize the people who graciously allow you to even make such declarations? How dare you slap the faces of the millions of servicemembers and veterans that have served this country to allow you the priviledge of being such a mammoth asshole? I don't support this war and I hate George W. Bush for a myriad of reasons, but a fundamental one is because I have family there as we speak that I don't even know if I'll ever see alive again . So unless you're genuflecting out of respect to kiss the ass of a service member, don't dare criticize what they do. This is a job that takes balls you'll never have, fucker. It is possible to hate war, to hate the people who send families like mine into harm's way for the lamest of reasoning, all of which is built upon lie after calculated lie, but to honor the people who do the dirty work for their contribution to democracy. This war is one of the stupidest things that has ever occurred in my lifetime, and I am 100% against it, but not against the servicemembers that allow me the opportunity to live safely in a country they're willing to die for to protect.
I have family and friends in all branches of service. I know veterans of many different wars. These people don't make enough money to be shit on by whiny pissants like you, so unless you're planning on putting your goddamned money where your mouth is, kindly do us all a favor and shut the fuck up. At the very least, know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.