No, I am not trolling. I just need to get this off my chest.
Firstly, I respect anyone that has joined up, either pre- or post- 9/11, to serve in the US Armed Forces. Their duty, whether they intended or not, is to serve under whichever Commander in Chief is elected, and wherever that CiC has sent them.
But what I hate is people saying that US soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Balkans, etc. are “defending their country”. Since when are these these places part of the US?
(I have more to say about the legally-hobbled attempt at hunting down Osama bin Laden and his power base, but I need to collect my thoughts more.)