Nancy Nelson 
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Re: “Rapid Fire

It's a very sweet scene at Adams school. I'm happy to see correspondence between young learners and deployed military personnel, but it's distressing that no education has occurred. Spc. Hansen returns to the school where he wrote letters to troops in Iraq 13 years earlier, when he must have implored them to save some war for him. Surely Hansen must want these kids to follow in his boot steps, answering a question about the realities of war with, "Well, my friend was getting bullied, so my other friends and I went and stopped the bully."

His dispensing of combat wisdom must be a great relief to the school board. Authorities do their best to keep Vets for Peace and other peace mongers out of classrooms because we confuse the children by suggesting that our country has alternatives to war. We're way past wishful thinking.

Hansen may be a fine person and a better-than-average role model, but at some point, he's going to have to deal with moral wounds from combat, the lies he's bought and the lies he's sold, and what happened at the other end of those howitzer rounds. This country owes him lots of counseling. And Adams School owes its students some education about the realities of war.

- rustereo

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Posted by Nancy Nelson on 05/09/2016 at 12:53 PM

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