Mar 31, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
(please note !!! ) When I mentioned here in the subject line "a soldier who's questioning the war" I'm talking about one who is seeing the truth of the war, and at a loss as to how to sort this out in his head. What comfort can you give a guy in this situation? in his heart he knows its a fraud, so how do you move beyond that to help the guy. Many vets are coming to the realization that the premise for this war was based on lies, and twisted/contrived inteligence. Realizing that their battles over there and the loss of their fellow soldiers, had nothing to do with protecting "THE HOMELAND" but everything to do with controling OIL, that the only ones benefitting are Haliburton, the big Oil companies, the war machinery suppliers, Blackwater and other war contractor profiteers. This has got to be a heart rending realization for a soldier. I certainly don't espouse making it a point of wholesale telling soldiers at every opportunity that the war they're fighting is a fraud. Its not their fault, its the Governments. Are there any books, films, web sites (other than Iraq Veterans Against the War IVAW) that help the soldier in this situation make sense of an illigimate war? What would you tell a soldier under these circumstances? (I have read that hundreds of currently active duty soldiers, and those state side are joining IVAW) A lot of families are facing this now.