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Ok, I can’t help but repost this. Brooks D. Simpson, known to many for his wonderful biography of Ulysses S. Grant, hits on one controversial use of Veterans Day in this post. I agree with him completely, and will return to this theme in greater depth later in the week.
UPDATE: Just in case cackin’ Connie Chastain claims I’ve distorted the message of this group. here’s what they say:
Told ya–these folks don’t want you to honor United States veterans even as they want to honor Confederate veterans.
Watch Connie squirm. Watch Susan disappear.
Today’s Veterans Day. We thank those who have served. We note members of our family who have served in actions stretching back to the birth of the republic.
Well, as they asked no quarter, they won’t get any from me.
So it’s all about honoring service and veterans, eh? Apparently not. We’ll hear that Confederate veterans are American veterans worth honoring, but not United States veterans.
And guess who…
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Tags: Army, Iraq Chemical Weapons, Small Wars Journal, Special Forces, Vietnam, Vietnam War, war on terror
Some of the top stories that caught my eye this week which you might have missed (outside of the military operations against Ebola, which you probably didn’t miss):
From The New York Times, this has been the biggest story this week: “The Secret Casualties of Iraq’s Abandoned Chemical Weapons.”
And a pingback on that story from Mother Jones, “No, There’s Still No Evidence There Was an Active WMD Program in Iraq.”
On Business Insider: “America’s Elite Soldiers May Be Burning Out On The War On Terror.”
And last, but certainly not least, from Small Wars Journal, “Consequences be Damned: Solving 20th Century Problems with 19th Century Disregard,” by my friend and colleague David Musick.