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  •  You bring up many important points (4+ / 0-)

    that we should all take time to consider. Glorifying the warrior just for its own sake is, as you point out, pretty stupid and destructive. Sadly, it is part of our culture. I have been lucky enough to live other places (like Sweden) where that is just not the case - and it was really enlightening to be in a culture where there is no enemy du jour, no glorification of war. Also, I'm female, so the whole fighting to solve problems thing just doesn't compute for me.

    So yay, we can say we won in Vietnam or Iraq or whatever, but I tend to see the micro picture... I work in public schools so I know, just as one example, the mom of 4 kids now about to fall apart because her husband was blown up in Iraq. She is only one of thousands with similar stories. I don't see much to celebrate in that. I also have a much-adored BIL serving in the Middle East right now, and I worry for him, his wife, and kids every day. He joined the Army to protect his country (to which his parents were immigrants), and I have nothing but disdain for the evil, self-serving forces (I'm looking at you, Bush and Cheney and all your hawk pals) who got him and everyone else over there. I guess I'm so busy hating the warmongers that I don't have much energy left to hold against their pawns.

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