I don’t have anything coherent or constructive to offer; my desire to comment upon this godforsaken war evaporated several months ago. I’ll just echo Hil’s suggestions:
[T]his might be a good occasion to donate to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Fisher House, the Wounded Warrior Project (for veterans and their families); or the International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Direct Relief, or the American Friends Service Committee (for Iraq and Iraqi refugees.) The AFSC also has a list of refugee resettlement agencies in this country. There aren’t a lot of Iraqi refugees here, much to our shame, but if someone from Darfur or the Congo is trying to start a new life in your community, it would be worth giving them a hand.
Finally, if you didn’t get around to it before, you can still send a check to the Capt. Thomas Casey Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 1306, Chester, CA 96020. That’s the fund set up for the children of CPT Thomas Casey, who was killed with Andy in Iraq.
Five years on and the motherfuckers still sing the same goddamn song. And still the cycle continues.
Fuck you, George. And the horses.