I had the privilege yesterday of listening to a Marine who just got back from Iraq. I wish everyone could get a chance to speak with those who are risking their lives following the orders of our Commander in Chief. If you are pro war, I think you become even more gung ho that we are doing the right thing in Iraq after listening to a young man like the Marine I spoke with. If you are anti war, you become even more anti war thinking that such a wonderful young kid like this may die in battle for the wrong reasons. There is so much I could repeat, but two things stand out. He said "No one really understands what it is like over there, how complicated it is." He also said "I hope some day the people of Iraq appreciate what we are trying to do for them." It was a very emotional experience for me to say the least. Very sincere kid. All I did was listen, ask a few questions, and thank him for what he had done. While I don't support the war because I think it is not the right course of action to have taken, it is impossible not to completely support our troops. When you are complaining today about what a tough day it was, how you "battled" the markets, think about these young men and women, and feel blessed to be an American and not have their burden on your shoulders.