Former Marine Adam Kokesh is detained by Capitol Hill Police on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, as Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker testified before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on the future course of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

US Soldiers Fight For Freedom, Democracy Abroad, But Don’t Always Find It At Home

As the U.S. struts across the world stage, forcing its peculiar brand of democracy upon its unsuspecting, often oil-rich, victims, it deprives its own soldiers of the rights it purports to be spreading.