Fighting For Whose Country?

I’ve been hearing praise of the soldiers who “died for their country.” Now that the President’s justification for the Iraq war has changed — now that it was a war to “free the Iraqi people” instead of a war to protect us from an imminent threat — how does this square with soldiers “dying for their country? Iraq wasn’t their country. Did they sign up to free Iraqis?

I’ve been hearing that our soldiers are “fighting to preserve our freedom.” Now that the President’s justification for the Iraq war was that it was a war to “free the Iraqi people,” how does “freeing the Iraqi people” preserve OUR freedom?

I’m complaining about the lies, not about the good this has done for Iraqis. (Iraqi men, anyway, not women.)