There is another Green Day video that I watched tonight, The Saints Are Coming. It features U2 and Green Day singing together and it shows thousands of soldiers that were in Iraq being redeployed to help drop aid to the victims of hurricane Katrina…
Because I can’t tell from your post but am moved by what you’re grappling with throughout it, I thought I should point out that, just in case you didn’t already know, what’s shown in that video *did not actually happen*.
Green Day and U2 teamed up to do that song at a Katrina benefit, and they made the video to criticize the governments response to Katrina.
Those troops being redeployed is what they thought SHOULD have happened (and so do I). But it didn’t.