Were one to wonder what Iraq is like for our military men and women, and the long-term psychological impact this foray into Southwest Asia is going to have on the American psyche, one would need not go further than here, a clip by Colby Buzzell:
I found this clip here at Mr. Buzzell's blog. For more of Mr. Buzzell's story, read his book, My War: Killing Time in Iraq, available in hardback, also.
I'd also note, that under the new guidelines recently issued by the Army, Mr. Buzzell would likely not have been able to blog from Iraq. And, I'd suggest, we wouldn't hear his important story, and he would have kept the shoebox closed longer, resulting in even more post traumatic stress.
Two more reasons the new policy smells like feces.