Over the weekend thousands of anti-NATO protesters gathered in the Windy City to march against the organization’s apparent pro-war agenda. Dozens were arrested during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization conference in Chicago, Illinois. NATO was once thought as the protector of the world, but critics believe it has now become a global bully. J.A. Myerson, … Continued
The transition from pride to shame was a common theme among the more than forty veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who publicly hurled their medals in the direction of the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday as part of a reconciliation ceremony. One by one, they explained their decision, many describing themselves as remaining proud to have served with what they considered courage, integrity and selflessness until a sense of unease about the missions’ aims and tactics set in, making them now regard their participation in the wars as reprehensible, dishonorable and cause for remorse.