The Man in the Mirror by Jill Dalton

by Jill Dalton
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
April 2, 2012

Stop the Wars!

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

When I learned of the Kandahar massacre of 17 civilians including 3 women and 9 children and the subsequent burning of their bodies by the alleged lone assailant, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, my first thought was obviously he snapped. The more I learned about Bales the clearer this thought became. Here’s a soldier, a trained sniper with a traumatic brain injury being redeployed shortly after he’s been told he wouldn’t be redeployed, for the fourth time into yet another combat zone.

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