An outcome of war: a profound gratefulness for liberal democracy

Riverside National Cemetery

Riverside National Cemetery. (Credit: AvailableLight)

MUNCIE — On a beautiful winter dawn three decades ago, I found myself in one of the more dreadful battlefields scenes of the 20th century — the road out of Basra, Iraq. We fought there the night before, against an enemy I didn’t hate, in a land I didn’t care about, rich in a commodity ...