war is awful

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Once again the military personnel are on the short end of the stick. It drives me crazy that politicians use the military as a reason to stay in Iraq and a stick to beat each other with. Isn’t the military a tool not a policy?  Staying in Iraq is not about the lives we have sacrificed or sufficiently funding our military. It’s a policy decision.

I have difficulty condoning war at all. I am reminded of the late Kurt Vonnegut’s comment that when Bush called himself the “war president” it was as ridiculous and inappropriate as if he called himself the “syphillus president.” War is awful. It combines the worse aspects of the violence of human nature with the insipid evil of institutions. Just my opinon.

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