Democracy of Convenience

When did fighting for your country become something to be so ashamed of?
Don’t get me wrong. I’m neither a staunch conservative nor a Republican. The war in Iraq, the scuttle for resources and masculine need to prove oneself as a superpower seems, to me at least, as hypocritical as any other conflict.
I am aware that in the first year of this alleged ‘war on terrorism,’ 644 American soldiers were killed