I would recommend people read some of these diary entries by U.S soldiers, stands to give people a different perspective on things. Also helps to build a legal case for all the soldiers coming back with all sorts of "syndromes" that will be left without proper medical care like in Vietnam.
If we can prove before an international court that their case is justified, and that the events they witnessed which are documented in many of these entries are more than enough to harm a persons mental condition severely then we might be able to win this case. There is already veterans having troubles making enough money to feed their families, and that is just the few people they have let go home. Tons of people are complaining that they did not get paid half of what they were offered, and many other abuses.
I saw all to clearly how the government left the soldiers to suffer, and die after they used them in Vietnam. So I know that information like this is going to be vital to insuring that the troops get the care, and funds they deserve when they do come home. I also know that if I was in their place I would sure feel let down if the people back home did not stand up for my rights, while I was out dieing for theirs (figuratively speaking).
We let crazy pastors commit blasphemy against our fallen brothers grave sites, and wont dare stand up to question the government when we see that what they are doing is wrong. I can say 100% assuredly that we don't deserve to have the brave men, and women fighting for our rights that we do. They stand up for our rights, and freedoms, but when their rights, and freedoms get challenged we hide in our basements like scare sheep. What kind of people are we letting our soldiers return home without medical help, and without a voice to protect them when they need our protection the most.
I for one will not see them do what they did in Vietnam, there is several fundraisers in Canada that are supporting troops freedom of speech, and getting them the funds they need to seek medical help. I will be defiantly participating in these, and donating some funds towards their legal battles.
It confuses me greatly why the more "patriotic" states have not taken up arms with us, and created their own system to help the veterans.
We need all the help we can get, and we owe it to those who have served.
"Woe be to the sheep that is blind to the actions of its shepherd."