Criticizing governmental decisions is not a sign of hatred of the United States. It is a sign of a free and open society. It is because we love our country and what it stands for that citizens protest. When we see and hear our leaders making choices that do not follow the professed values of the United States - we are moved to speak out. I pray that our leader's choices are correct and that all our daughters and sons soon return to us. Working for peace is not anti-government - who would work for war? Soldiers that I know work for peace. Leaving is not an option - loving is.