This blind support of the military is the problem. The troops are pawns in the game of war, and no one cares about sacrificing a pawn in the game...protect the king and queen at all cost. Are in our game make money for the ones that will keep them in power
The protesters of Viatnam had it right....they saw their friends and family dying for no good reason except for following orders. The aged white population did not like them because they went against the norm. Many of the young folks were there just for the party so it gave them no credibility.
Afganistan and Iraq were easy wars to start because everyone was angry about 911, so the powers at the time could put our pawns in harms way with no push back.
I'm not advocating that soilders should disobey orders, nor am I saying that the powers are not always making the wrong decisions, but I think many give them a free pass, and something as dangerous as war or putting men and women in harms way should never be taken lightly.