This is worth the read. War is dirty business. What is our responsibility for how dirty we become in a dirty business? I have not served in the military and cannot speak for the soldier class who daily face in practice what is to me an imagination. My hats are off to those who enter this one to protect and defend. But I do have an interest as a civilian (and in the USA civilians remain in control of the military) what is done on my behalf and in my name. If I question such, I must do so civilly, deferentially, and respectfully before those who march at my own request. Yet, having asked them to march, I do not bequeath my responsibility to ethically engage the means of warfare.
See Taibbi’s article here.