Unfortunately, the “gang that can’t shoot straight” down in DC (assuming Dickiebird is still there somewhere; have we ever had so invisible a veep?), don’t have anything to say about these unwounded wounded coming home. Otherwise they’d have to admit there’s a fundamental hole in their grand strategy, namely: in war, we damage our own every bit as much as those we war with. Before war, nobody cares; after war, there’s a bit of concern but very short-lived, and come the next war, nobody will remember what happened last time. Where are the WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS people now?
Sure hope their “debriefing” and “debridement” takes this time. Don’t know what we can do about their lost souls of the killing fields, though. That will take a few decades to grow over.
The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters
–Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)