“My friend you would not tell with such high jest
To children ardent for some desperate glory
The old lie: Deulce et decorum est
Pro paria mori”
– Wilfred Owen
Translated from the latin: “Sweet and fitting it is to die for ones country”. On this veterans day what would be sweet and fitting would be to honor the dead by bringing our troops home from Iraq, cease the covert military operations, and try the members of the Bush administration in the Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Wilfred Owen was sent back to the front from a mental hospital and killed a few days before armistice.