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NY Times: At War: A returning soldier answers the inevitable question: ‘Why?’

August 24, 2011

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?

Continues at: atwar.blogs.nytimes.com – A returning soldier answers the inevitable question: ‘Why?’

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  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 24, 2011 22:10

    Right and human thoughts are expressed, logic question:”Why?” Right answer: “It is for my loved ones, for people died on 11.9.2000”.
    I plause to the reasons expressed and how they are expressed.
    I plause men like Jonathan Raab, as they aid peolple appreciate warriors’s activity, sacrifices, resilience, humanity.
    Thanks Claudio Alpaca

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