May 27, 2007

Andrew J. Bacevich Sr.

The Contribution Editor to the American Conservative has an essay in the Washington Post for Memorial Day weekend:

I Lost My Son to a War I Oppose. We Were Both Doing Our Duty.


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8 comments:

Brian said...

How he can bare the burden I don't know.

May he find peace, somehow.

tommy said...

Sad. I wish Mr. Bacevich the best.

Anonymous said...

vLike Mr. Bacevich, I'm certain the war in Iraq is the wrong war being waged for the wrong reasons. But I have nothing but respect for his son. He no doubt had the same information as the rest of us yet chose to believe in the cause and die for it.

I'd also like to wake up one day and discover I was wrong about the Bush administration, that they acted in good faith with no other agenda than the protection of our country.

Anonymous said...

Very sad. My prayers are for Mr. Bacevich.

It is my understanding that the troops in Iraq having seen the enemy are convinced they are fighting the absolute face of evil, in Afghanistan also.

Al Qaeda's latest torture chamber, where people were held months, and tortured, for no conceivable military or intelligence reason, including a 14 year old boy, just got busted in Iraq. In Afghanistan, teachers of girls are killed before their families by Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

THAT is the evil that the Late Lt. Bacevich fought, and I for one am eternally grateful to his courage for fighting it.

rast said...

...FACTION's latest torture chamber, where people were held months, and tortured, for no conceivable military or intelligence reason, including a 14 year old boy...

This applies to every faction in Iraq.

Including our own.

Anonymous said...

Rast wtf? The US is waging this war as humanely as possible. In fact, that may be why we're not making headway. You sir, are an idiot. Dan

rast said...

Abu Ghraib much, Dan? They never did release all the pictures from that, did they? Of course, that was an abberation -- the part where the soldiers created photographic evidence of their own wrongdoing, anyway.


Waging a less humane war wouldn't "win" it (what is the definition of victory in Iraq these days, anway?), but simply kill more Iraqis and make the surviors hate us even more than they already do. A much, much, much less humane war (AKA the Gary Brecher Strategy, AKA genocide) would solve our Iraq problem, though it might create other problems. Is that what you advocate?

Udolpho said...

Yes, moral equivalence, brilliant concept. Let me tell you how to apply it to the Cold War,