Since beginning the website / blog, we’ve been careful to keep politics out of the discussion. Pretty much everything has been politicized over the last decades, frenzy-feeding the deep divide in this country. Today is the day we temporarily put aside the political cauldron and take time to honor those who have served our country in peace and in war; those whose lives have been damaged in that service, and, finally, those whose lives were lost in service to our country.
So I am now going to make an observation that transcends politics. Since the end of WWII, we had a brief respite before our young were redeployed into Korea. Another brief respite before they were sent to Vietnam. A period of “sort of, almost” peace, with “limited engagements” worldwide followed into the end of the eighties. Then came Iraq, and we’ve been at War now for two and a half decades. When is enough enough?