We send young people into wars of choice, endless wars and expect them to have wisdom and to not wonder what the hell they are doing there. Then rich, fat, comfortable politicians who’ve never experienced a hard day in their lives criticize our President for bringing them home.
This debate is sickening to me.
• We need to be out of Afghanistan.
• We need to close Gitmo.
• We need to bring our folks home.
I do not know why Bergdahl left his post or his base–no one but he knows. That can be adjudicated in America.
But for any politician who refused to stand up against dubious wars of choice to pass judgement on young people who struggled to fight those wars in the names of those self-serving politicians just twists my guts.
Remember it was Saxby Chambliss who morphed a photo of war vet Max Cleland into an image of Osama Bin Ladin to beat him in their Senate race.
There are horrible consequences to war–the most horrible things humans can do to one another. And those consequences are routine. Repeated rape and torture, death, destroyed homes and countries.
For those who support dubious wars and then hypocritically judge those who go is just sickening.