"Don't talk shit about the US military. Those men and women over there in Iraq and Afghanistan are sacrificing their lives every day for your freedom."

What? No they're not.

Arguably, the war on terror has jeopardized American civil liberties and lives far more than any assholes knocking down buildings.

I hear this line all the damn time and I don't know how people can really convince themselves that terrorists overseas are going to take away our freedom of speech if we don't kill them first.