there is a disconnect between the taxes we pay and the wars we wage. Why are we taxpayers not sur-charged for the wars we have been and are fighting? In allowing most of us to forget about the people who are putting their lives on the line for our country, the powers that be (you, for example) are are simply an embarrassment. If you want our country to become unified, and I am not sure that you do want this, you need to take steps to force us all to think of what we owe to our armed forces. I think we'd be better off as a country if the draft were reestablished.