“The U.S. military announced Sunday that 14 American soldiers were killed over the past three days, including four in a single roadside bombing and another who was struck by a suicide bomber while on a foot patrol.”
If you are like me, you are bone weary of this war. I remember feeling the same way about the Vietnam war. The reason? It is futile. We will leave in a year…two years…and the civil war will erupt between the Sunnis and the Shiites with the Kurds thrown in for good measure. In Vietnam we propped up a corrupt regime and accomplished nothing but death for thousands of young men.
We Americans have become a warlike nation (maybe we have always been). We seem eager to enter into conflicts as policemen of the world. Who died and made America boss? Let’s get out within the next year and let them fight it out among themselves. History tells us that even if we stay and restore order, they will hate us for it.
Is it worth one more soldier’s life?