It would seem to me alot of people do not actually understand what happens when troops are over seas. For instance we do not go around rounding up people for no reason, and just because China does not have a base he does not mean anything. Do you even know how many none military americans are in China? If they wanted to they could do that there. Also do you really think in any way that the govenment would stand by while alot of people just went missing and people were randomly marching our streets in a devious manner? Plus I also don't think you have any idea how many troops are in colorado. Colorado Springs for instance has 4 military bases itself. And if you knew anything about any of those bases you would know they would never let them put one in Colorado. It's not like we didn't have to come to an agreement with the surrounding civilians to put those bases there in the first place right. Oh but we did! Not to mention the fact that most changes to the base if expeanding in anyway have to be talked of with the community, I can not believe you would think there would not be more consideration in that matter.
Plus the troops might but will probably not be pulled out all the way, do to the fact that yes we do not normally pull out fully. But the bases over seas are needed for many reasons. One some countries are still considered dangerous. Two yes even though it is not meant to be a vacation or fun trip, we are not at war everywhere, and everyone needs and deserves to be able to have fun. Otherwise while you are at home and all warm and cozy, but still have to go to work a the whole next week. You shouldn't be aloud to go see a movie or do to disney land, cause you in your city to work. That is not any more true anywhere else. If people dont have some down time they get sloppy. My husband was just over seas, so I know what they do and did. It seems like some people dont really understand what happens past what is happening to them. You act like people from other countries are not already aloud to come and go as they please. Someone with the right paperwork can do the same damage as without. Three we need to be able to get back and forth easily. Four just because we are not at war does not mean there is not some job we have to do. Most of the time it is political meetings and what not, however most of the time we are just trying to contribute somewhere else. People barely understand how important the base is in the city they live in here, but it is also important overseas if we have something they need more of. Even if that is just us waiting for them to say so. Where I live people are actively fighting the expansion of a military base here. What they don't understand is that it will help the economy, depending on how the government changes the military benifits. More people in your area raises the money going through and help create jobs. Also I understand why the people in afghan need to come home. But those other bases are astablished and mostly safe, nothing is completely safe. Lets say however that we did bring all the troops home. Has anyone considered what would happen on our side at all. Everyone is debating weither we are actually neede there, but did anyone consider the changes the government is trying to put into change now! If we brought all the troops home and alot of the changes go through, we will have more problems then we had before. We already do not have enought jobs here for lots of people. Does anyone know how many vets are on the streets, or getting their benifits cut? How many changes are being made so it will be easier for people to get kicked out of the military? They are planning on trying to take away BAH and tution assistatance. How many people can afford college on their own right now? But you cant get a job without it, cause their are so many people that went to college still out of work. If they take away the BAH do most people even have any idea what the military makes, cause I do! Without it our family of four will be homeless, unless we can get onbase before then. Base pay still quailifies us for food stamps if that helps none military understand. So having them all come back with no BAH will cause the people with families to have no place to go. If you are single you have dorms, but their is barely enough housing right now for most people. And even if you make it on base, they dont pay you BAH because it goes straight to the rent home company. So how will they get paid then? Afghan is dangerous, but most of the others are not. Infact most of the ones that are still considered danger zones are just a precausion, which everyone needs to be carefull to a point to servive.
I'm just saying, lets keep things in the rational. Even with the government in charge of alot of things they do not have the ultimate control, it just feels like it. We vote people in and out of office, just more people should be voting. And we can always protest anything, or say no to something up for vote it there is enough people. I mean really think for a second, cause people talk about home much they miss the troops. Really, I know I did cause it was my husband, but come on. None of his or my family came to see him since he has been back. His birthday is this week and none of his family ever calls to even tell him happy birthday. I know some families are really close, as mine is, but really think about the person you love or know in the military. How often did you see that person when they were stationed here. Most people don't. We have a friend who hasn't seen him mom in over a year, and the only reason he is about to go home is for his step dad's funneral. The reason we want them home is to know they are safe, not because you miss them. Most of the people our military that come home get greated by their wife/husband and kids plus their military friends and coworkers. Family does not normally come to see them unless they live within an hours drive. I have seen it more than once. Just keep life in prespective. We are all trying to just servive and be happy in the process. The difference is if you servive while helping other people, or only making sure you are happy. I say this because their are lots of things to be fixed, but there are some you can do this month. There is a sponsership you can do if you really want to support our troops. I am doing it, and I think lots more should. Sponser an Airman for thanksgiving. We can't even get home for Christmas, most can't but we have two kids to spend the holidays with. If you can't for Christmas what chance does thanksgiving have. You can sign up or just see someone and offer to invite a single airman who will be alone for Thanksgiving for dinner that night. The military personnel has made the choice to go to these places right or wrong to try to help everyone. Anyone who can so them some love on Thanksgivings, and wants to help should. We did it last year too, and that person hadn't had Thanksgiving with their family in two years. Its hard when a holiday like that comes up and you have to act like its just a Thursday.