I am an American Vet. Should I bow my head in shame? I've been to war and I have had to kill. I was seventeen years old and looking for a way out of a miserable situation. I believed in what I was doing at the time. I later found out I didn't know shite about life.
Have you ever been in my situation? Do you know what it feels like to have a gun in your hand, and piss running down your leg... a scared little boy in a strange land?
War is evil. I don't need you to tell me that. I have seen it up close and I detest what it does to the souls of children. I haven't been the same since.
Some of us have experienced nightmares unimaginable...television fed patriotic mirages,born of good intentions that end up dying under the bloated sun of reality.Try not to be harsh in your judgement of us.
I think I will stand upright. I have learned from my mistakes...what more can you ask of someone?
Maybe this would be a good time to stop drinking and go to bed.
My chest feels lighter.