Soldier attacks nuns

An Iraq War vet charged a group of nuns protesting to end the war, grabbed a sign from one of their hands, yelled "Do they not realize what I went through?" and ripped it to shreds.

The nuns, whose signs read "Make Bread, Not Bombs," "Peace Is Pro-Life," "Wage Peace," "Support Our Troops, Bring Them Home," and "War Is Not The Answer," didn't press charges saying: "[he] was clearly suffering inside as a result of his experiences in Iraq."

The tragic incident, which ilona calls "heartbreaking in every way," points to a weak spot in progressive arguments: While the horrors of war can point some toward a more critical review of its purpose and necessity, it just as often forces survivors to cling to the war's legitimacy to provide meaning for the carnage.

Progressive assignment: Find a message that doesn't destroy the meaning behind the carnage for those trapped in tragedy, yet doesn't legitimize the war. Now we're talking. (Political Cortex)

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