NY Times: At War: A returning soldier answers the inevitable question: ‘Why?’
Why do you want to go back?
That seems like a simple question. But it is a loaded one, writes Jonathan Raab. Why would anyone want to go back to a conflict, let alone one that has been raging for almost 10 years, first as front-page news and now as a side story to political discussion about the national debt? Why would any sane person want to return to risk life and limb in a war that has no clear objective and faltering popular support?