One of my friends wished us all a happy Memorial Day. Memorial Day is not a ‘happy’ holiday, it is a day for honoring those who have died serving our country.
The best way to honor them is to resolve to not send another generation to the other side of the world to fight stupid, useless, endless wars that only plant the seeds for the next war.
In WW2 we reluctantly entered into a war with two of the most powerful military machines ever built. In 3 1/2 years both were reduced to rubble and had surrendered unconditionally. We then helped them rebuild and both are now staunch allies.
We entered a war with radical Islam 18 years ago, and we are no closer to winning than on day one, and we have radicalized much of the Muslim world against us.
The only way to fight a war is to do what is necessary to win unconditional surrender by the enemy. If we are not willing to do that, then don’t get into it other than as a defensive posture.
We should not meddle in the internal affairs of other countries, no matter how loathsome their leaders may be if they are not a danger to us or our allies.
We should not send troops to other peoples countries unless we intend to utterly conquer that country and then come home. Twenty year wars of occupation only instill hatred against us that will be visited on our grandchildren.
Honor our fallen soldiers by not getting any of their children and grandchildren killed.