I know why the US starts wars in far-off lands.
It is a place to groom future presidents.
X: I am going to contest the presidency
X’s much older opponent Y: Which wars did you fight in huh? Come on you! Tell me which war you fought in?
X: But…but there were no wars for me to go to.
Y: Well..too bad. There is no metric to measure your patriotism. I went for the War in Dracola Land. I know the pain and suffering and I would like to use this office to make the world a better place to live in. So you’re out!