Do military men realize the obvious fact that they are just particularly deadly government bureaucrats? They
- work for the state;
- they kill for the state;
- they are paid for the killings by the state;
- they die for the state.
Soldiers, generals, and politicians are not in conflict; they are a single chain of command, in which its every member is fully responsible for whatever injustices he perpetrates.
For example, Vietnam veterans were not “betrayed by gutless politicians”; rather, the veterans themselves betrayed their own humanity by their monstrous acts of violence and destruction.