Vyvyan Stott, Mullumbimby
Our soldiers are accused of war crimes, as they risked life and limb. We did not face an enemy honourably fighting on the frontlines, but rather, cowardly murders and maimings by bombs buried beneath roads.
This was not a mindless computer war game. Let’s support and respect our soldiers, who protect us. And how good to leave the ‘graveyard of empires’.
As magnificent Nobel Prize winning poet Rudyard Kipling once wrote: ‘When you’re lying out wounded in Afghanistan’s plains/ And the women come out to cut up what remains/ Roll over to your rifle and blow out your brains/ And go to your God like a soldier.’