From Seattle Post Intelligencer, December 18, 2011
"But the last soldiers out were looking ahead, mostly, and not back. They spoke eagerly of awaiting family reunions — some of them in time for Christmas — and longing for Western "civilization" and especially the meals that await them back home.
The 29-year-old Vorhees was planning a Mexican dinner out at Rosa’s in Killeen, Texas. Her favorite is crispy chicken tacos. Another joy of home, she said: You don’t have to bring your weapon when you go to the bathroom.
Spc. Jesse Jones was getting ready to make the 2 1/2 hour drive from Ft. Hood, Texas, where the brigade is based, to Dallas. His quarry: an In & Out Burger.”
"It’s just an honor to be able to serve your country and say that you helped close out the war in Iraq," said Jesse Jones, 23, who volunteered to be in the last convoy. "Not a lot of people can say that they did huge things like that that will probably be in the history books."
This is all these military numnuts can think of when leaving Iraq? That they can get home to some fucking fast food? Oh thank goodness it is over!
That they are going to be in the history books? A ‘huge’ thing? They can all die as far as I am concerned.
What about the shit the system they chose to participate in left behind? All the little kids that were killed because they knowingly choose to be part of the state-sanctioned system of resource theft and murder (the military)? And the immense financial waste that could be better spent in the US? That it was a FAIL from the beginning and we chose to forge ahead nonetheless.
Banalization of violence, murder and real human suffering.