What Did We Fight For?

Tom Ricks searches for an answer to the hypothetical question, “what did our Iraq and Afghanistan veterans fight for?”  Here’s what he came up with:

“When your country called, you answered. You did your duty on a mission your country gave to you. In our system, thankfully, the military does not get to pick and choose what missions it will undertake — that is decided by the officials elected by the people. Those officials are not always right, but they are the leaders we chose to make that decision. No matter what happens in Iraq and Afghanistan, you have the thanks of a grateful nation for answering the call.”

If you’re interested, my suggestion for citizens seeking to relate to veterans is in the comments.  It’s timestamped today, December 15th.  For reasons you may understand once you read it, I won’t bother reposting it here.

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