Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan
Iraq Veterans Against the War organized the event “Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan,” (a reference to the Vietnam-era film which never saw theatrical or television release) which aired some of these stories. The Underwire had a cute story on how technology is helping soldiers to release accounts of atrocities more easily, which is true, but also does make you wonder what is not seeing the light of day.
Not that any of this really is a surprise; I mean, we’re not losing the war in Iraq because we’re such good humanitarians. It is, however, seriously discouraging, and I think we could all use a little more positive news these days…or maybe it’s just me.