It’s Been 20 Years Since We Invaded Iraq. I Am Still in the Desert.

Even though many veterans came home physically from Iraq, we never fully returned home

Benjamin Sledge
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readMar 20, 2023

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Photo of Author | Ramadi, Iraq 2006

“I have gone to war and now I can issue my complaint. I can sit on my porch and complain all day. And you must listen. Some of you will say to me: You signed the contract, you crying bitch, and you fought in…

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Benjamin Sledge
Human Parts

Multi-award winning author | Combat wounded veteran | Mental health specialist | Occasional geopolitical intel | Graphic designer | https://benjaminsledge.com