Do you have a friend or relative fighting in Iraq or Afghanistan?

Canada
February 23, 2007 8:54am CST
What country are you from and do your support your government's decision to send troops to Iraq or Afghanistan? Has your opinion changed since your friend or relative entered the combat zone?
4 responses
@Stiletto (4584)
23 Feb 07
I'm from Scotland. I supported the decision to go into Afghanistan but (like so many in the UK) totally disagreed with the decision to go into Iraq. However, I don't support pulling out of Iraq - we contributed to the mess so now need to stay and try to put it right. My friends partner is in Iraq at the moment. It hasn't changed my opinion at all - disagreeing with the original action taken doesn't mean I don't support the soldiers that are out there... they're just doing their job.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
I'm like you too. Just because my husband is a Marine and we're living in the States, doesn't mean that I support all the decisions made by this govt. I'm pro-troops, that's for sure.
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• Canada
6 Mar 07
I'm glad to hear you support your nation's troops. I think its really important for the men and women fighting overseas to know that THEY are supported regardless of whether the government's decision to send them there is.
• United States
23 Feb 07
My husband is a Marine and he just returned 5 days ago from a 7 month tour in Iraq. It's tough cos' it's not just that he's away but that he's away in a COMBAT zone. I'm one of the blessed few that get to have him back alive.
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• Canada
6 Mar 07
I'm glad to hear your husband returned safely! I hope all his buddies did too! My wife's sister just returned last week from her second tour in Afghanistan. She was part of the NATO force around Kandahar and saw some pretty heavy fighting. She already knows that she is going back in 2008.
@cultoffury (1283)
• India
24 Feb 07
I am an Indian, and I strongly oppose the way Bush has acted. He has always been imposing bans and constraints on other nation while he himself does the same. He considers himself as the big daddy of all nations. He even failed to listen to UN and went forward with his own ideas.
@soumyaraj (401)
• India
23 Feb 07
I am from India.....I am really not in favour of any kind of war.... whatever the cause may be....it makes me feel very disturbed ,whenever I think about the family of these soldier who are posted in these disturbed areas.....one of my cousin was also posted in a such area in India....IN KASHMIR....I have seen their parents tensions and trauma...but they were also proud that their son were doing something worthwhile for his country....