The tragedy arises when conscientious normal persons of good will are forced to follow the orders of sociopathic serial killers, the imperial tyrants.
The stark realization that "Every single soldier who killed an Iraqi or who even participated in the enterprise was guilty of murder in a moral, religious, and spiritual sense" will gnaw on the soldier's soul, mind & body.
"Unlike combat stress, . . . guilt require[s] confession, repentance, and forgiveness"
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