â€œThe sad and often unspoken truth of the matter is this: Americans have been conditioned less to understand Iraq’s complex military reality than to feel sorry for those who are part of it,” Robert Kaplan wrote in a Wall Street Journal commentary. Kaplan argues that the comfort and safety we enjoy have disconnected us from the realities of war, causing us to forget that those serving in Iraq are heroes, not martyrs.
Hearing so much about how badly the war is going, we tend to see the military as a pitied group of men and women being shot at in Iraq. Those fighting for us want to be admired for the competency and skill with which they do their jobs, and given the respect they earn every day.
Posted by Kristin Mehler
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