Today is Veteran's Day. Thanks to all our vets, either serving or retired from the military. Although it's true that "freedom isn't free," I have grave doubts about the utility of our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. I do not believe that any Islamic nation is compatible with representative democracy. In short, our efforts to transform barbarians into democrats is a fool's errand.
The lives of our military personnel should not be expended on dubious missions, nor used to "nation build." I resent the death of every soldier, sailor, airman or marine who is shipped home in a box.