Over on the Arkansas Times Blog they posted a bit of trivia. We have been in Iraq longer then we were in WWll. I could go on a rant to express my disgust with this war and distrust of the current administration, but instead it would be easier to just post the comment of one Joel here:
I am a veteran and I resent any one telling a citizen of this country to "Shut up" when I fought for that right and many other things this country stands for.
Hell, if you want to make comparisons, we still have a long way to go before we reach the mark set by the 100 Years War. Does the length of a war have anything whatsoever to do with its value or lack of same?
Never has the Law of Unintended Consequences been so terribly proven as it has in this conflict. The dream of a Pax Americana has turned into a nightmare that is being inflicted upon many cultures and may eventually threaten all of civilization.
And the reason for it all: hubris. Pride, patriotism, and power mixed in a deadly cocktail which poisons the better natures of our souls.
The enemy is demonized so that we can justify releasing our own demons upon them. Both sides are committed to the wicked gods of war as their only recourse.
I hope we find some way to stop this descent into a culture of carnage. Our children and our children's children deserve better.
Amen and amen.