I said above "This song's about feelings, not beliefs, not right or wrong."
Bill, I really have no idea how to explain the song if it's not clear from the lyrics. It's about one man's reaction to watching scenes from a war on TV. That's all. It could have been a Viet Nam vet watching the Gulf War. Without the "night vision" reference, it might have been about a WWII vet watching the Viet Nam war. There are no "shoulds," no "do this" - just his feelings. Maybe it's just not the sort of song you care for, eh?
No soap boxes.