Thursday, November 3, 2011

Corporal Klinger Comes Home

"Wall Street corporations have played a big role in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Bordeleau, 24, who served several years in Iraq over two tours ending in 2009 and now attends college in New York.
He said private contractors have reaped big profits in those countries "in pursuit of corporate interests that have had a devastating effect on our economy and our country, benefiting only a small number of people."

Veteran unemployment is projected to worsen after 10,000 servicemen and servicewomen return from Afghanistan and 46,000 come home from Iraq by year's end - many wounded or suffering from mental trauma.

People don't mind being useful but they sure do dislike feeling used.

We can’t say we didn’t get a warning from a man with some knowledge on the subject.

The Old Man of the Army (Pershing) mentored Fox Conner (a Mississippi boy!) who then mentored Ike.  These are people who knew a thing or two about military life and how it intersected with life in these United States of America.  We failed to listen to them and are paying a price for that failure.

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