Then God help us all. In this passage, he seems to compare America to a POW --
I know what fear feels like. It's a thief in the night who robs your strength.
I know what hopelessness feels like. It's an enemy who defeats your will.
I felt those things once before. I will never let them in again. I'm an American. And I choose to fight.
Does he see any future for America that can't be expressed in terms of fighting or in terms of his military experience?