The latest news says Cpl. Joseph Maciel was killed in Afghanistan and two of his colleagues wounded severely. Maciel was an excellent soldier, dedicated to his mission, his Battalion Commander said. He was only 20.
They too had dreams of a happy and long life. How many more will die in the future war zones? In such tender ages? What are these wars meant for? Who benefits from such constant conflicts in the world? Whose mission it is they are so earnestly dedicated to?