We started a war in Iraq for no reason. Well, yes, we were told that there was WMD (yes, the old weapons of mass destruction). Of course, there wasn't.
Then Afghanistan. Weren't the Russians there for ten years or so and finally gave up? Also, weren't we supplying those folks with weapons to fight the Russians? Hmm... What was that movie? Was it Wilson's War? Just looked it up, it's Charlie Wilson's War.
Now, up to the present day. Let's see, there's a rebel group trying to overthrow the government of Syria. And, of course there's ISIS/ISIL. Now, we are presently spending millions and millions of dollars a day supposedly bombing ISIS/ISIL
We have given or about to give weapons to the rebels who are fighting the Syrian government. I just read that the rebels are pissed at us because we are bombing Syria. Hmm.... Maybe the rebels will join ISIS/ISIL.
Oh, yeah. Forgot to mention, we, yes the US, are bombing our weapons and equipment that we gave to the Iraqis that they abandoned and I guess are being used by ISIS/ISIL.
There must be something wrong with us. No matter what, we just keep going to war. Yes, our elected officials are prancing around and always talking about boots on the ground. I think that is an absolute insult to the men and women of our armed forces. Boots on the ground. Our exalted leaders completely ignore that fact that there are folks wearing those boots and they our citizens who they keep sending off to war. And, yes, they actually get killed.
Hey, maybe we should fire-up the old B-52s and drop boots on them.
Or, better yet, maybe we should fire-up the old B-52s and drop our politicians on them.
EDIT: This is what Charlie Sheen's character, Chris Taylor, said at the end of the movie, Platoon.
"I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy; we fought ourselves. The enemy was in us. The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days. As I'm sure Elias will be, fighting with Barnes for what Rhah called "possession of my soul." There are times since, I've felt like a child, born of those two fathers. But be that as it may, those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again. To teach to others what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find a goodness and a meaning to this life."