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Another look at Veterans Day

Why does the “news” media always focus on patriotism and service?

Why not, at least partially, focus on why we have wars to being with. Questions like who agitates for war? Why? Who finances war? Why? Who profits from war? Why?

I have asked many veterans through the years if they would, knowing what they know now, go back and fight and to it all over gain. Almost all of them, in one form or another, expressed a desire to see war come to an end. But it will not come to an end as long as we have those who want to dominate others.

The United States has allowed itself to be led around by it's nose for the last, at least, 100 years. The questions we, as a people, should be asking is who is doing the leading and when will we have enough backbone to say enough is enough. Who are “our” representatives representing? They are certainly not listening to “we the people.”

The U.S. has gone from being a constitutional republic, minding its own business, to being somebody's lapdog. All wars are no-win wars regardless of who the “victor” is. We can best serve our veterans past, present and future, by focusing on the questions contained herein.

— James O'Neill, Middle Point

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