I will be brief.
Ordering men and women to kill and die in foreign lands is a heady undertaking, but some politicians seem willing to sacrifice young lives to advance their political ambitions. One of our major political parties is run by people who would send their own youth to die to support a regime in thrall to religious and nationalist extremists, and most of the public seems not to know or care about it. The dead from Iraq are still fresh in the ground, but we seem poised to engage on another bloody, misbegotten adventure. Karl Marx was right all along; history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce.