VETERANS: Armistice Day is sad

As a vet, I don’t want to be “thanked for my service”.

I am ashamed.

We still have girls and boys in harm’s way without a clear strategy.

I am reminded of the Irish song “Willie McGee” with the line “did you really think this was the war to end all wars”.

Heinlein, in “Starship Troopers”, that only vets should be police or “civil servants” or in political office. When I was young, I thought him extreme that only vets should vote because they would have the stones to fight.. Voters usually required politicians to have served in the military. Then, Bill Clinton came along. Now that I am old, I’m convinced he didn’t go far enough. Only vets voting would be a good start. But, we really need more. The vets should as a body — like the Senate — have veto power over the use of Armed Forces.

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