Fuck this dude and his service.
After 9/11 I was all hooah.
Two decades later and it’s becom crystal fucking clear that the entire GWOT was a scam to make a bunch of West Point officers who were too young to get promoted duting Vietnam or the Cold War into colonels and generals and then into six and seven figure jobs at defense contractors.
Or used a scam for political hacks to use non combat roles as credentializers. Case in point, Chairborne Lieutenant Pete Buttigieg.
Their entrance into the DC Elite and various corporate gigs was paid for by the lives and limbs of a bunch of patriotic young men who didn’t realize they were nothing more than fodder for Raytheon stock dividends.
What did we actually accomplish?
Our only real long term victory was killing Bin Laden.
That should have been the whole of the GWOT. Get the CIA to find him and have Seal Team Six helicopter in and extract him. Then we could all watch the video from some black site of Osama getting his balls shocked with a car battery until his heart exploded.
Instead, we killed thousands of Americans and wounded thousands more, destabilized the Middle East, elevated Iran, and turned a bunch of boy-fucking goat hoarders into a battle hardened, experienced fishing force, equipped with the best military hardware ever supplied to our allies in the region, who surrendered it willingly to the Taliban.
But tbis fucking VetBro says those of us who didn’t rush to die, get maimed, or come down with PTSD so the management of Northrop Grumman Defense could buy fake titties for their squeezes and Ferraris to drive them around in cowards.
Fuck him for thinking that he’s better than the rest of us because all he’s doing is simping for the Woke military industrial complex.