To all who have served and are serving in OIF: I wish you all the best. I served as an MP there for 12 months and wish I never did after all I seen and did. The only reason I went (Snatched 5 months before retirement) is because my men went and my country called. Other than that I had a real eye opener there. Our military is more concerned with rebuilding Iraq than suppling us with the individual gear,unit equipment, food and other needs. I seen millions of wasted dollars on overpaid fatcat contract workers who didn't even rate working at McDonalds. My soldiers who needed medical attention were passed trought like they were cattle. Meanwhile the Iraqis were treated like the presidents children. The leadership was horrible as well. I'm talking the top dogs that ran CENTCOM. They spent more time vacationing and spending money at the gold traders, hotels and whore houses( YES they do have them there) in the city of Doha, Qatar then they did on the what they were PAID TO DO..."THEIR JOBS" I spent a short time there as base security and protecting these idiots and watching their antics covered up. I always said soldiers needed to suck it up and drive, and hated their negitive attitudes until I seen first hand for myself. They earned their negitive attitudes! OK I'm done with my rant. I just think the American people need to see past the ROSEY picture the government paints.If the American taxpayers ever REALLY knew what was going on over there,they would be marching on the GOA office and the White House. Do not misunderstand !!! I am a patriot, I love my country but this war is crazy and our soldiers deserve alot better then what they are dished out by the military. GODSPEED to them all.