Originally Posted by Deberg_1990
I get his bitterness obviously...what i dont get is his reasoning. He says he joined because of Afghanistan, but didnt agree with Iraq. He could have just as easily been sent to Afghan and gotten shot there. Would he have been ok with that instead?
ah ok...he explains the reasoning fully in his letter. Not sure i believe him 100%, but whatever.
I would not be writing this letter if I had been wounded fighting in Afghanistan against those forces that carried out the attacks of 9/11. Had I been wounded there I would still be miserable because of my physical deterioration and imminent death, but I would at least have the comfort of knowing that my injuries were a consequence of my own decision to defend the country I love. I would not have to lie in my bed, my body filled with painkillers, my life ebbing away, and deal with the fact that hundreds of thousands of human beings, including children, including myself, were sacrificed by you for little more than the greed of oil companies, for your alliance with the oil sheiks in Saudi Arabia, and your insane visions of empire.