From my post "Cindy Sheehan on DADT Repeal":
Sorry, Cindy... things are not always as black and white as that. There are wars that are just and yes... some that are not.
My dad and his generation went to war to protect The United States and the rest of the free world from the tyranny of a few "rogue" nations, led by pathological madmen.
They went to war only after we were first attacked on our own soil at Pearl Harbor, by the official military armed forces of Imperial Japan. At the same time, on the other side of the world, our allies and in many cases our own personal relatives still living in the nations of many of our origins, were under attack by the official military armed forces of Nazi Germany, led my Adolf Hitler and his evil henchman.
Both of these were enemy nations which, in every measurable way, were led by morally inferior leaders. Leaders, who were intent on using assembly-line genocide to rid the world of certain entire groups of completely innocent, scapegoated peoples, who they saw as inferior (i.e.; those who were more intelligent, successful and far more civilized than themselves.)
That, IMHO, from the standpoint of the United States was an irrefutably just and necessary war.
My generation, on the other hand, was being forced to fight in what I considered to be an unnecessary, unjust war... one in which we were clearly the aggressor, and for reasons other than our direct national defense.
Some of you younger folks may not know that during the years of the Vietnam war, college students were exempt from the draft... a whole separate subject of gross injustice in itself.
Much, much more after the jump.