Military service is voluntary in most countries of the world and I imagine this young man was in Iraq because he took a job as a soldier. His death and the entirely avoidable accident that killed him are tragic...but it doesn't lessen our need to bring the fight to the violent terrorist monsters.
If decent and free countries didn't have a military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq, the frontlines would be in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra instead. Not to mention New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Budapest, Warsaw, Vienna, Stockholm, Dublin, and a bunch of other cities where generally sane people reside. Hey, at least they're not beheading Christians in Vienna like they are in Baghdad.
Thanks for the offer to "belt things up my ars*" for me, but I'll stick to debating with words and ideas.
~ Blue Jays ~