The Mental Limits of War

I wish I could adequate explain to my readers the mental aspects of war….it takes a toll….but that is something that only a person that has experienced combat can know what I mean.  Anyone that says they feel the vets pain and was not part of the situation is LYING!

Some ghosts of the past are always there and waiting to invade the mind at any time.

That aside the American public has a different view of war and military action… most it is a video game for high score…..the public is woefully uninformed…..

A Morning Consult poll winks at me from my inbox: 57 percent of Americans support more airstrikes in Syria.

My eyeballs roll. Hopelessness permeates me, especially because I’m hardly surprised, but still . . . come on. This is nuts. The poll could be about the next move in a Call of Duty video game: 57 percent of Americans say destroy the zombies.

This is American exceptionalism in action. We have the right to be perpetual spectators. We have the right to “have an opinion” about whom the military should bomb next. It means nothing, except to those on the far end of the Great American Video Game, where the results are real.

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Source: The Mental Limits of War | By Robert C. Koehler | Common Dreams

I post about every American soldier death as I find them and seldom get much response….and I write about every troop deployment over the “official” total and again not much response……speaking of troop deployments……

President Donald Trump has given the military the authority to reset a confusing system of troop limits in Iraq and Syria that critics said allowed the White House to micro-manage battlefield decisions and ultimately obscured the real number of U.S. forces.

The Pentagon, which confirmed the move on Wednesday, said no change has yet been made to U.S. troop limits. It also stressed the U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria still was focused on backing local forces to fight Islamic State – a tactic that has averted the need for a major U.S. ground force.

Source: Trump gives Pentagon power to reset Iraq, Syria troop limits – Iraqi News

Open end deployments of troops and still NO authorization from Congress…..something called for in the Constitution…..I am sure you have heard of this document (try reading it for a change)……

The American public needs to be more engaged than they are now……this laziness will be disastrous for our troops.

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