Quoting Derp:" I actually agree with the idea that too many people worship the ground military personnel walk on. It's ... [snip!] ... don't need hundreds of thousands of troops to do it. We definitely didn't need to allow 4,000+ people to die in the process. "
My husband put himself through college by spending 4 years in the army (before I met him) and getting the G.I. bill. I don't think there's anything heroic about him driving around in smurfhole oklahoma blowing smurf up with a grenade launcher. And he paid for his entire undergrad education, so...it's not like he got zero out of it. Some people do heroic things in the military, but this notion that everyone who signs up is a hero to be worshipped is just insane.