Our Compassion for Ukrainian Victims of War was not on Offer to Iraqis or Afghans when We Invaded

The significance of Ukraine’s struggle certainly doesn’t lie in educating Americans, but perhaps it is finally making us reckon with the costs of war, as we’ve needed to do for so long. As the blood and dread and filth of war are made vivid to Americans through relentless reporting and imagery, is it possible that we will become at least somewhat more mindful of going to war? Might it even lead us — and yes, I know it’s unlikely — to reexamine this country’s militarism in this century and its role in other wars in places we’ve done our best never to see from the inside?

Source: Our Compassion for Ukrainian Victims of War was not on Offer to Iraqis or Afghans when We Invaded

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