Incredible post. Thanks for drawing it out.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
I came home last night and my fiance was crying over this post. It's strange, I don't find the post itself sad. I usually get weepy pretty easily but I didn't feel that way at all reading it. It gives me a strong sense of the person who wrote it, and heightens my sadness that he's died, but the actual words are sort of practical and kind and strong -- as I said, they give a sense of the person, but not a sense of sadness.
Sad, indeed, but it also reminded me that the very nature of war and those who fight it is far more complex than those of us who like to put it in the context of black and white arguments of pro-war versus anti-war. And also how politicizing war, by its very nature is.
No kidding Comrade Kevin. . ."War is a continuation of politics by other means."Carl Von Clausewitz
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