Four years into a war that’s killed hundreds of thousands of civilians and soldiers, reduced the United States’ international status to a pathetic joke, enabled the disemboweling of the Constitution in the name of "security"–and what do we have to show for it?
A fight for reasons that can’t be articulated, aiming at goals that can’t be defined. A military boondoggle pumping billions of dollars into the pockets of corporate profiteers. A rallying cry for Islamist forces over there, and for Christianist forces over here. A cunning sleight-of-hand that’s redefined "dissent" as "disloyalty," convinced Americans to destroy their freedom in order to save it, made "supporting the troops" as easy as slapping a bumper sticker on the ass-end of a gas-slurping SUV.
Ignorance is strength. Go shopping for the troops today.
ETA: From yesterday’s New York Times magazine, The Women’s War–a story about female Iraq War veterans dealing with PTSD stemming from both combat exposure and sexual assault during deployment. 13 pages, and well worth every one of them.