What, then, should we thank our soldiers for? Should we thank them for
fighting an unconstitutional war, an unscriptural war, an immoral war, an
offensive war, an unjust war, or a senseless war? Should we thank our
veterans for helping to carry out an aggressive, reckless, belligerent, and
interventionist foreign policy? Should we thank the military for sucking $1
trillion out of the federal budget?
Thank you for this post, Michael. My answer to the question is already in the article -- because they are young and ignorant. I would add one more reason, because they are taking the risk of ending up with a college education and free health care, or dead.
BTW, when Sarah Palin says she is proud she is the mother of a veteran, she exemplifies the young and ignorant label. Too bad, because we can use some rabble rousers like her to fix the tax and spend mentality.