The painful futility of war
This makes me furious. These men pledged their loyalty to their country and their country betrayed them. It treated them as disposable, throwing their lives away in a war that was premised on lies, that was chosen gleefully, and that will change nothing except the number of graves on both sides.
And now, the final insult, it cynically uses their deaths to justify the craven decisions that killed them. Our country is not made stronger by their loss. It’s weakened by every young person uselessly gone, all the grieving friends and family they leave behind. And it’s weakened by the manifest injustice of the futile, bloody meat grinder the government tossed them into, weakened even more by the transparent lies the government tells the world to justify it - and the lies we increasingly tell ourselves.
It’s like 2003 in the USA playing in some obscene rerun.