War in general is a concept that I struggle with spiritually. I am thankful for our soldiers that protect us...but I would have trouble doing the job that they do. Obviously many of them have trouble with the job that they do as well especially after they get home. I also sometimes wonder whether the missions soldiers are commanded to perform are always righteous missions. I wonder if some missions are not more about politics, oil, money, or out right pride rather than defense of the nation. Soldiers are taught not to question authority...yet we live under a higher authority (God) and answer to Him...regardless of what some other authority has commanded one to do.
Having to take the life of another...even a terrorist...would be something that would haunt me for the rest of my life. Anyone who recognizes the value of even ONE lost soul will understand why I feel like I do.