I was considering one of the justifications for this administration to send troops to Afghanistan and Iraq has been their treatment of women.
It seems ironic to me that the complaints of their treatment of women is exactly what is imposed on our troops;
Their individuality is suppressed by compliance to strict uniform requirements,
behavior is strictly scheduled for severely limited "free" time,
low rank is imposed to stress inferiority to strip the desire for self-determination,
inconsistencies in orders and punishment create victims of fear,
the imposition of belief systems curtail any desire to understand others,
tradition is more important than learning better ways
War is an obsolete tool of tyrants. The indulgences feed the lowest emotions. Ranks keeps participants enslaved. Governments keep everyone in positions of servitude.
Consider how war is used as a tool to confront everything from drugs to illiteracy. Has the war on drugs been successful enough to justify the pains taken?
Doesn't the two party system aggravate war tactics?
Didn't Bush wage war on McCain just to get the nomination from his shattered party?
Couldn't the costs be considered toxic enough to stop already?
Conflict resolution equals restorative justice so to support freedom there must be a department of peace in the cabinet! Could this be the tool for a future?