Inevitable Sorrow

The New York Times reports on how American soldiers feel when they see their hard won victories fall apart in Iraq.

The Armed Forces went through a wrenching period of reflection after the end of the Vietnam war. Their motto was “never again”. However, their Commander in Chief didn’t get the memo about insurgencies being almost impossible to fight. 4,486 soldiers gave their lives because of this lapse.

Both George Bush and Dick Cheney avoided active service in Vietnam, so weren’t personally affected.

Ponder the idea that no U. S. President should be elected without having done some service in the armed forces.

A lot of hawks are actually chickens.

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