It's ironic that America's war dead are referred to as Treasure by the talking heads ostensibly running these Wars. It was always my opinion that treasure was something found, discovered and dug up. Something cherished and brought into the light to be shared by an admiring world. Not something squandered, wasted and buried, never to be heard from again except in the memories of those who loved them. Empty, tear stained echos of what might have been. Does somehow calling the war dead, "Treasure", justify the interrupting of their lives and sending them off on dubious missions ill-prepared, fraught with mismanagement, frustration and so far, failure? This reality is something more akin to a contemptuous, begrudging, token respect at best. Since genuine respect would have been a truly just cause with a mission plan leading to a certain victory. And this victory would have insured a better world for all it's inhabitants.
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