"The cause for the fighting
Has long been a ghost
Malice and habit
Have now won the day
The honors we fought for
Are lost in the fray"
"Fires Which Burned Brightly"
Gray Booker and Keith Reid
One sees the phrase, "Support our troops" a lot on public forums during the holiday season. This is a noble sentiment. There are a lot of young men and women who will be spending Christmas in some of the most wretched and dangerous places on earth. It is right that they be in our minds and in our hearts.
If you can, send them a package or give to one of the worthy organizations that does.
Or send them cards and letters.
But for the love of what ever God you pray to,
Send them home.
The blood of the brave is far too precious to squander for the mere saving of face.What remains of the original mission is far too nebulous to articulate or define.
Bring then home and let them heal.
Be seeing you