Here's an excellent piece by retired Army Major Danny Sjursen about the long-term impact of our glorious, bone-spurred president's action in overriding the prosecution of war crimes. Sjursen spent 18 years in the United States Army, including deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. While he was still on active duty, he became an outspoken antiwar advocate. His columns appear regularly on Truthdig, TomDispatch, and Antiwar.com. His is a strong, eloquent, courageous voice in this time of forever wars.
First in my class in Officer Candidate School. Late to the conclusion that our attitude toward the military is idolatrous.