‘We send these kids off to war — we make them see things people otherwise wouldn’t have to see. Then we expect them to come back and behave like the rest of us. It’s breaking my heart.’ (via Heartbreaking Photos Of A Troubled Iraq War Veteran Win Pulitzer Prize)
It is not admiration and respect I feel for people in the armed forces, it is pity. It saddens me that war ruins their lives and minds in such a devastatingly horrific way.