Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Travelin' Soldier

I was listening to this song by The Dixie Chicks again, and started looking through YouTubes. This one captures my thoughts about this song pretty well:

It'a a montage of photos from Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Put in a few from World War II and Korea, and you'd capture our war experience of the last century or so. For most of us, it's hoping that our friends, family, or lovers make it back safely, and they make it back with the bodies and minds whole.

It's too bad our leaders never see this, but then, the people who are important to them are seldom endangered by their decisions. It's always someone else who makes the sacrifices these days.


Anonymous said...

"It's always someone else who makes the sacrifices these days."

'Twas ever thus.

Cujo359 said...

It's often thus, that's for sure. What bothers me is that it's becoming increasingly so. Our leaders are so isolated from us nowadays, both by distance and circumstances, that they can barely comprehend what it's like to be the rest of us. I don't think that has always been true, even in my own lifetime.