I was thinking about what a friend told Mom & me one time. About how she and a lot of women* are husband-less, because of the Vietnam War.
Kind of like widows that never were... Is it going to be that way in our generation?
I mean maybe not for Americans, but what about the young women in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc...
And even though a lot of our boys are coming home, a lot of them are not well- mentally and/or physically.
Today, 18 military veterans will commit suicide. Tomorrow, another 18 will do the same. Not since the Vietnam War has the rate of military suicides been so high...
*never married, because of the shortage of men
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq: 4,795 www.icasualties.org/
Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 2,753
I think that the line in Eve of Destruction, "Hate your next-door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace..." is still true today.
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"