Good Advice from a Proud Marine
The Kingsport Times has the story of Marine Daniel Cantor. Cantor is ready to embark on his second tour in Iraq. The wisdom this young man shows is admirable.
Daniel Canter lost a friend in the war in Iraq, but he's lost six friends at home to drugs and drunken driving. Canter, who turned 21 while serving in Iraq, says he'd rather risk his life over there for something that matters than over here for the troubles he says have consumed much of his generation.
"I've seen it destroy a lot of people's lives," he said of the drug problem in the region. "It bothers me to see my friends on drugs and dying and stuff."
He says we are making progress.
"If people over here could see all the weapons and all the bombs we've got over there, that we've discarded, took away from the bad people, they'd see that we're doing a lot over there," he said.
"We can't stop terrorism, but we can put a big dent in it."
Meanwhile, those who are critical of the war in Iraq should stand back, take a look in the mirror and pay more attention to the problems here at home, he said.
"I think people around here need to quit worrying about what's going on in Iraq and start worrying about what's going on around here," he said. "There's drug problems … that's what they need to worry about."
Good advice from a young man. Read it all here.