Joe Scarborough: …How many more in this endless war must die?…


Morning Joe Scarborough of MSNBC has a 9/11 10th Anniversary song called “Reason to Believe”.

A decent song, especially if you like steel string banjo. I do. Typical country sentimentality. Appropriate. Patriotic.

However, there is a very curious line in the song:  “… In an endless war tell me how many more must die before my boy comes home …”

Listen: Reason to Believe by Joe Scarborough

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3 responses to “Joe Scarborough: …How many more in this endless war must die?…

  1. It cant always be someone elses son. 😦

    • I served 21 years in the U.S. Army and (almost) loved every minute of it.

      1983 sucked but that’s life.

      It just never occurred to me that bad would happen. It could happen but I didn’t make it part of my thoughts.

      The sad thing for our current military is that it is estimated that as many as 50% of our current Marines and Soldiers are believed to have experienced some sort of brain trauma due to experiencing IEDs. We’ll know for sure in another 10 years once several hundreds of thousands begin having Alzheimer-like symptoms.

      God bless them all.

  2. George S. Harris

    Not to play “Can you top this?”, but I spent 39 years in the Navy, most of it with the Marines, and we have no idea what the ultimate price is going to be. If anyone doubts that, look at what remains of the injuries to Vietnam vets. Now we have many more vets who are surviving injuries that will be with them the rest of their lives. Our society will have many grim reminders of two protracted wars, at least one of which did not have to happen. I let you figure out which one. I read this morning that at least 25% of the Afghan army deserts within the first month or so. The leadership, living conditions, and pay are about as crappy as they can get. Living conditions, pay, and subsistence are up to commanders, many of whom can not read or write. Most of the soldiers are illiterate also. In addition, we are building an unsustainable force,which we will have to support fiscally until we are broke.

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