No one VOLUNTEERS with the anticipation they're going to die or be wounded ONLY for just causes.
Do you think those snipers in Mogadishu asked to support their downed chopper pilot with the thought what they were doing was making a better Mogadishu? Hell freaking no. They did it because they chose to answer the call of whatever their country asked them to do and in situations like that...act like brothers in arms....true Band of Brothers. In fact...in the end of the Black Hawk Down movie...you get that spiel. It's not about the cause. It's about being there for your fellow soldier and do your job. That's it.
Want to bitch? Get out and do all the bitching you want. I get that. He has every right to bitch and complain, but to assume he speaks on behalf of ALL Iraqi veterans. The sentence that CWG has a complete blindfold when reading...is a reach.
When the fug did you serve? How the fug would you know why people would volunteer to serve? Your example is beyond stupid. Of course those guys would lay it on the line for their brothers in arms, who wouldn't? If America ever engaged in a blatantly unjust war not obfuscated by an appropriate cloak of lies you don't think there would be an immediate and extreme backlash from a significant portion of the guys who would be expected to fight? There would be.
You're doing the same thing you are accusing the author of the letter of doing. You are trying to speak for an untold number of fighting men. You're getting pretty twisted up about just one sentence....