In a previous life, I had the opportunity to spend a year in El Paso. Stationed at Biggs Field while studying the Vietnamese language, we were preparing to assist in a war far away from mainland USA. If we fight them there, we won’t have to fight them here. That was the claim of a corrupt president who was brought down not by the war, but by his lies. We were US Army soldiers and we followed the orders of the man in the White House because that was our duty. We followed them up to the time there was a genuine fear that illegal orders were about to be issued. At that point, a directive was issued. For those who want to know more about that directive, read the memoir written by Robert McNamara.