How Do You Tell an American GI He/She Fought for Nothing?
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It’s not just hundreds of billions of dollars. It’s hundreds of thousands of American men and women, millions of family members, tens of thousands of critically injured, and thousands of dead.
In a special Memorial Day tribute to our troops, Mark interviews Iraqi War Veteran John Bruhns, who served his country in Iraq and is now working to bring them home on the War, the various Congressional bills to end it or sustain it, and morale in the US military.
And Mark asks the ultimate question: how do the emotions of the war keep it going? When no one wants to die for a mistake, do you send more people to die just so you don’t have to admit you made a mistake? And doesn’t that compound the mistake?
Iraq had no WMDs, no Al Qaeda, and no “greeting as liberators”. Now it has hundreds of thousands of Iraqi dead, millions of Iraqi exiles, plenty of Al Qaeda, and no end in sight.
How do you tell people fighting for their lives–brave young men and women who are literally dying for their country–that their courageous sacrifice was a complete, ugly waste? And that the only ones who profitted were Dick Cheney, the oil companies, and the other CEOs and managers of Halliburton, KBR, and other military contractors.