QUOTE: …war dehumanizes the killer and the killed…war tactics have a habit of spreading from the war zone to the home.
QUOTE: There are indeed things we can learn; things that many US troops have begged us to learn. That war dehumanizes the killer and the killed, and that war tactics have a habit of spreading from the war zone to the home. Successive generations have told us that military recruiters lie, and that “rules of war” exist only in legal minds. (Ninety percent of casualties in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were civilians). Troops have begged us to learn just what we are celebrating when we celebrate “winning” and war.
Not a Peep About the President’s Praise for War
Laura Flanders on January 25, 2012 – 11:54pm ET from The Nation