If the USA is a nation of peace-loving good people, why are we being condityioned to feel sorry for US veterans who got injured doing what they chose to do? No one's drafted anymore. If you were dragged kicking and screaming into a warzone there's a cause to feel sorry for you. If you volunteered, none at all.
Because we understand that it is necessary to have our military defend us from the bad guys.
Our soldiers are volunteering to risk their lives to protect us.
Some graphic images below showing what the 'proud, noble, honorable' people do for a living that never makes it onto tv news. Maybe if we saw these images once in a while we wouldn't regard war in such clean sterile terms?
If those thugs didn't want to suffer the effects of our self-defense, then they shouldn't have attacked us.
Seriously, you're starting to sound like Palestinian vermin here, the way the little freaks whine when Israel defends themselves.
"Former GIs Describe US Policy of Firing on Civilians"
The US has not had a policy of targeting civilians in more than 100 years.
"According to the UK-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism, some 2,400 people were killed by US drone strikes in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen during the first five years of Barack Obama’s presidency. The study claims that as many as 951 of these deaths were civilians and that almost 200 of the victims were children.
These numbers are corroborated by another study conducted by the Columbia Law School which reports that approximately 600 people were killed by US drone strikes in Pakistan in 2011. According to the report, as many as 155 of those killed were civilians. Together, these two reports suggest that 30 to 40 percent of people killed by US military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan are civilians."
Collateral damage is a shame, but if they didn't want to suffer the effects of our self defense, they shouldn't have attacked us.
Until we recognize that terrorism is the result of these kinds of atrocities by our own side, we'll continue authorizing our government to do what resulted in the terrorism in a vicious never-ending circle of murder and horror. ISIL didn't wake up one day and arbitraily decide to attack the US. They woke up one day and started attacking the US becuase we'd been killing their family members.
What is the world coming to these days? A bunch of Islamic thugs can't try to conquer the entire world and commit genocide against all non-Muslims without the US acting to stop them? The horror!
For what it's worth, I tagged this silly thread "intolerant anti-war extremism".
So far it hasn't shown up, but it is not my intent to be anonymous.