Yesterday, while reading through the back and forth in the comments at Protein Wisdom
, I ran across a comment
that really caught me unready. "Rusty" was reading the Riot Act to a commenter upthread that was engaged in a bit of moral equivalency - namely that it was bad what happened to our soldiers, but we are just as bad in what we do at Gitmo, etc. 'Rusty" corrected that...
Here is the end of the comment, the part that hit home:
You have no idea who those boys were. You have no idea what their motivation was for joining the military. Every man and woman over there knows what the dangers are. They know what they risk everyday. Their deaths don’t belong to you. By claiming moral outrage at their sacrifice you trivialize the lives they lived, the honor that they bought themselves. You sacrifice nothing.
Their service to their country is over. They belong to their families now.
I could not read much more after that. That is a peril of blogging - you can run across some expressing something in a very arresting way, and you might not be ready for the impact it has on you.