to be honest i never thought i would see kids my age, and younger, come home from war being horrifically burnt. missing limbs. suffering massive brain injuries. and that’s not even counting all the thousands coming home dealing with PTSD.
yet now i am. it feels like something that should not be happening. not now….not ever. this is the sort of stuff we read about in history books, isn’t it?
theres a HBO doco about to screen in Australia for the first time about young Iraqi war veterans and how they are dealing with life after war. i really want to watch it, but i don’t know if my heart can handle it.
the worst thing is, and i hate to say it, they died or were injured for basically nothing. it’s the same as Vietnam. such a waste of human life and potential.