Thinking About War

I grew up with the Vietnam war on television as a child. It was on the news every night; body counts, politicians, soldiers going to war, scenes of combat. I was very young then, and I remember my grandmother crying when I asked her when I would have to go too. I didn’t know any better. I thought you grew up, then went to the war. That was just the way it was supposed to be. I was maybe 6 in 1969 when I asked her. It seemed endless, to me, to friends and family.

I wonder how many children are thinking the same thing now, growing up with the Iraq war on their television sets every night.

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