Originally posted by SDW2001
Anyone that was sent to Iraq volunteered to place himself in danger and also to follow the orders of the commander in chief. Any "problems" they have are not worthy of them being removed from duty or being prevented from volunteering.
You seem to think that people volunteer to go to unnecessary wars. Not true. The owherwelming majority of recruits are people that sought a job in the army due to financial reasons, for the pay is not bad, and the benefits you get are not bad either. True, they have been told, or were smart enough to predict that the danger is always there, however, that does not mean that they're puppets of the government that should obbey any command, any order, even if it's doomed to fail.
The army, vis-a-vis soldiers, are the last weapon in the hands of the government, not the first. The army should be sent to war only, and only
if there is absolutely
no other way to resolve a situation which is of imminent
danger to the country or its allies. I fail to see how it was absolutely necessary to send those volunteers to war, and how that war was inevitable and how the country that was attacked presented an imminent danger to the US.
My physical circumstances prevent me from joining, even if I felt it was my path in life was to do so. Nothing implied, that's just the way it is.
Having a comfortable position of not being eligible for military due to physical reasons, and on that ground, luring other people to war by ways of supporting lies and deceit is what it is.
As for the war, I don't see how I lured anyone into anything. Oh, and that last comment of yours is nothing but an opinion that you cannot back up with any facts whatsoever.
You have lured people to war by providing support for the lies and the deceit that was the reason for war. If you defend the reason for war, you are also defending their voyage there, and as a consequence, you are indirectly luring them to war.
And the last statement, about lies and deceit, is a well publicized fact, and you can get it from at least a thousand credible news sources, as well as many governmental documents [not in the same words, of course!], international governments, allies, international organizations' documents, and many other places.
Because you refuse to accept what is a cold hard fact, does not mean that it's not a fact.