I was living in Tacoma when the Saudi terrorists hit the twin towers. President Bush wasted no time building a case against Saddam Hussein, but many of us in Tacoma did not see the need for a rush to war and attended rallies at the Federal Building, where a professor from a local university addressed us. During his talk, a couple soldiers also addressed the rally with a chant, “Start the war now!”
These soldiers looked to be 19 or 20 and did not seem to be veterans. The mindset of these kids – that war is the solution for most problems – intrigued me. Apparently President Bush agreed with these soldiers and soon had his war.
Now the country is several thousand soldiers poorer, and our treasury is depleted of nearly a trillion dollars with no real solution in sight – shades of Vietnam.