Hey FoH listeners,
This week I’ve composed and will publish in various outlets three separate pieces analyzing the 15th anniversary (today, March 19, 2003) of the invasion of Iraq, euphemistically titled Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Each piece looks at that sad anniversary from a different angle – some rather personal and anecdotal; others more analytical. One thing remains constant in each article: this author, at least, thinks America’s (ongoing) war in Iraq was an unmitigated disaster that made the Mid-East, and the world, a more dangerous place.
I love the men I served with and am proud of the job they (tried) to do. That said, I’m sad those boys ever got put in such an unwinnable situation in the first place. The tragic war in Iraq certainly changed me and Henri, and millions more service members. More importantly, I think OIF changed America, normalizing the state of perpetual war for an apathetic, distracted public.
That’s why we’ve got to stay engaged, as critical-thinking-veterans, and as an informed populace, to try and stop the next military disaster; and, make no mistake, it is coming.
Stay strong, team, and share my pieces this week at Antiwar.com, Real Clear Defense, and another publication to be announced.
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