TalkLeft pointed me to Daily Kos (earning both a place in my Essential Links) where there is a piece on the true costs of Gulf War I. That’s the war where we had the “easy” victory. Just one example, from a Rocky Mountain News story that they reference:
More than 159,000 American Gulf War veterans are receiving disability payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
That should give us all a LOT to think about. Remember, the justification for war is that Iraq has and will use weapons of mass destruction. If we REALLY think Iraq will use them, maybe we shouldn’t be so hot for war. And if we DON’T think they will use them, there goes the justification so maybe we shouldn’t be so hot for war.