I am purposely omitting many photos we took in the museum due to the graphic nature.
We read innumerable stories of horrible acts, saw terrifying pictures. There were several items highlighted where US troops had committed acts that they were not instructed to and Ron commented, “How are people supposed to be expected to be guided by their ‘moral compass’ when they are being instructed to kill day after day?”
I didn’t know much about the chemical warfare used in
War is disgustingly ugly, morally complicated at best and you have to wonder if anyone ever really “wins.” One thing I hadn’t thought a lot about prior to this trip is the price the civilians of a country pay during wartime. Granted, I haven’t had to think about this because we haven’t fought a major war on American soil in over a hundred years.
When the government that has the power authorizes aggression in the name of ideology, too often it is not the leaders, but the restaurant owners, the farmers, the moms and dads, the steel workers who suffer from bombs falling in retaliation. Especially in a governmental system that is not representative this seems so wholly unfair. The average citizen bears the consequences of the poor actions of a leader they had no opportunity to choose.
I have to say that after having spent over a month in