The people who start wars, and keep them going, are not the ones who actually fight them.
In the last decade, we have lost nearly an entire generation of young people.
These young people - all warriors, male and female - go bravely into battle, in all sorts of places, most of which we cannot even spell, without any idea of when they will see their homes and family again, and many of them will not.
Those who do come home, have been so badly broken, both mentally and physically, that they will never be the same.
The one thing they should be able to count on is for the people who sent them over there in the first place to keep the promises that were made; promises of jobs, mental and physical health care, money and shelter to live (all of which they desperately need and deserve).
These warriors, past and present, are basically being tossed aside by those in charge, who would let them die rather than get them the care and assistance they deeply and dearly earned.
They put their lives on the line out there for every single person in this country and we, as a country - the United States of America - owe these warriors more than we can ever repay, but some common decency would really help.
Our president was elected because America needed a change for the better. We still do.
The people who start these wars or sustain them sit in their cozy offices and do not have a single notion of the daily difficulties these people face just getting through one day at a time.
If those "in charge" actually had to go into battle themselves, there would probably be a lot less war and they would be screaming for all the health care and benefits they are denying to the real warriors.