Military 'Service' Serves the Ruling Class

Griffin, Will

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  12/11/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23063

Military veteran and peace activist Will Griffin comments on the military campaigns in which he participated, and why he believes that military service ultimately serves noboby but a minority ruling class.



I'm a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Not only that, I'm a veteran of both surges. Eight years after separating from the military I see that I did not provide a service for my country. Clearly the wars have sucked our hard-working dollars and placed them on a silver platter for the economic ruling class - war contractors (oops I mean 'defense' contractors), politicians, and corporations that literally profit from the death of innocent people, including little children.
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