Get prepared to welcome more flag-draped coffins home.
They will be arriving by Christmas.
More of America’s sons & daughters are going to be slain in Afghanistan.
You remember that American Sniper movie? Be prepared for more of the same.
The man who would be president has not a clue about what sacrifice means, not in any way, shape or form. He who has never sacrificed anything will sacrifice the sons and daughters of others for his own political gain.
Every war has two losers, William Stafford said.
We will win, said the man who would be president.
Does anyone stop to ask the most important question of all: What does winning in Afghanistan look like? What’s a win there? How many bodies will be required before this man who would be president declares: Winning!
We are just going to kill terrorists, said the man who would be president. We aren’t going to nation build.
So our solution to a badly conceived war, that has already cost an ungodly amount of lives, is simply more killing? Kill ’em all, says the man who would be president but never a soldier himself.
Five time draft-dodger.
Yellow-bellied loser,, that one.
Get your flags ready.
The coffins are coming.
Shine up that brass horn.
Taps is the tune that politicians have relied upon more than any other to unify the country.
And if there is anything this man who would be president needs more than any other, it is some means to bring the country he is so good at dividing, together.
It seems he will judge the win not by the amount of troops he sends into Afghanistan, but by the number of folded flags that he gets to hand out when they return.
Those of us who’ve been down this path, we can hearing the weeping from afar. We know exactly what’s coming.
We also know that Stafford was right and Trump is wrong.
Karen Spears Zacharias is a Gold-Star daughter and author of AFTER THE FLAG HAS BEEN FOLDED (HarperCollins).