War fought overseas is still an issue in America, right?

This afternoon in my Mass Media and Society we were split into groups and instructed to think of issues in this country and rank them in order of importance.

I added the War in Afghanistan and Iraq as a major issue in this country. One of my group members held her nose high in the air and responded “how is the War in Afghanistan an issue in America?”

“How is it not?” was my immediate response. The words came out of my mouth before I even had a second to think before I spoke.

But seriously, how can someone be so ignorant to the impact the war is having on this country? The country is digging themselves deeper and deeper in debt funding the war, and I guarantee the families of soldiers will not agree with my classmate’s point-of-view. If anyone does, I’d love hearing your perspective.

To military families (past, present and future)….thoughts on this debate?

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4 responses to “War fought overseas is still an issue in America, right?

  1. Stacy Spaulding

    Nice post, Heather. I think you’ve put your finger on the exact problem: most people choose not to think about war at all.

  2. “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
    –John Stewart Mill– (1806–1873)

    Notice the date of the quote…

    perhaps people would prefer that wars are faught within the country?

    FEW soldiers would agree with going to war, however they DO believe in freedom, and their country. NO one WANTS war, however without those special few whom answer the call, and lay their life on the line regardless of “politics” would any of us be free to express our beliefs?

  3. Thank’s for sharing this
    This is really interesting

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