Danny Sjursen: Trump’s rash, risky, and repugnant decision to assassinate Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani on the sovereign soil of Iraq was only the latest version of what has proven to be a pervasive state of affairs.
Danny Sjursen: For a decade and a half, the U.S. Army waged war on fierce tribal Muslims in a remote land. Sound familiar?
Danny Sjursen: My romantic hope was that I’d help develop future officers imbued with critical thinking and with the integrity to oppose unjust wars. It was a fantasy that helped me get up each morning, don a uniform, and do my job with competence and enthusiasm.
Danny Sjursen: Sadly, if predictably, despite the new Democratic majority on Capitol Hill and monthly U.S. military fatalities that regularly hit triple digits, nothing could stop the Bush administration from continuing to escalate the war.
Danny Sjursen: Officer Daniel Pantaleo has gone all but unpunished for killing Eric Garner. This is what happens when American imperialism comes home.