MARINE’S WIDOW DENIED VA BENEFITS, DESPITE HIS PURPLE HEART!
Ever since I was in elementary school, I have heard the mantra, “Uncle Sam wants a few good men.” Yet, what does Uncle Sam or the US government do once these patriotic GIs have been injured, incapacitated, or otherwise have become expendable? Explain. Of course, if these patriotic Americans work for the CIA, then their fate may be akin to the defenestration of Frank Olson, who worked on Project MKUltra. In a nation that promotes perpetual global warfare, how does one measure the opportunity cost or the collateral damage from the United States having become Machiavelli’s “prince”? For example, in Vietnam, it was agent orange. In Iraq, it was depleted uranium. In the context of culpability, is there a paradox regarding the mantra, “chemical weapons of mass destruction”? Explain.