For the first time in 18 years, Americans were allowed to see the flag-draped casket of a soldier — Staff Sgt. Phillip Myers — who died doing his sworn duty to his country.
We are honored as citizens of the United States that the Obama administration has enough faith in our good sense and in our intelligent emotions to allow us the right to have our own Panopticonic view of the ends of a war as well as its beginnings.
To not allow a nation to mourn our dead and lost soldiers in combat has always felt politically disingenuous and humanly vicious.
Now, we can weep with the families of the dead, instead of just wondering about a defense policy that only wanted the fight and never the repercussion.