My tour is about up in this war that most Americans now say is unwinnable or not worth continuing.
I’m crossing the line separating positive attitude from self-delusion.
“I’ll believe we’re going to Afghanistan as soon as we start rolling down the runway.”
In the civilian world, getting fired pretty much sucks. In the military, on the other hand, it can be a good career move and a definite way for improving one’s quality of life.
I’ll accept all the adulation I can get. I mean, it beats the hell out of being spit on, but I felt a twinge of guilt.
It’s hard not to think that every conflict the United States enters has as much to do with trying out all the toys as it does about furthering American harmonization around the world.
Being shot at seems a strange thing to celebrate, but everything seems a little strange in Afghanistan.
This war needs a little less armored obstinacy and a little more ranch hand ingenuity and horse sense.
Ten years of shooting and killing and surging has failed to transform Afghanistan into an American-friendly democracy. What a surprise!
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