There's been quite a bit in the news about the new civil war in Iraq. Much of what the US did in terms of driving the Al Qaeda forces out has been undone, and now we're puzzling over what to do. The New York Times and others have done pieces about the reactions of vets who served there. I thought I'd get my son Henry's take on it, he was there in 2007-8, an Army Ranger.
This him on the left, clearing the city of Tamiyah.
He also spent 2 deployments in Afghanistan before getting out of the military and returning to university.
His company had several losses, some friends of his.
He said he's pissed their lives were wasted, but blames it on the lack of a clear mission when they were there. He went on to say that he feels they went in, created chaos, killed a lot of people, screwed up the little infrastructure they had, then said "good luck".
Anybody got an opinion?