I am tempted to let you have the last word
, but just this once I will make a reply.
There is enough historical record and analysis available to support what I have said.
Most soldiers and citizens are fed altruistic non-sense, so as to garner support for the war. It isn't easy to ask people to come and kill other humans, however low in humanity the common man may feel.
In our own times, the justification for the Iraq war was to bring democracy to Iraq and the Middle East.
Oil, and US bases, and Israel were dismissed as red herrings.
The Vietnamese who died in their struggle against US Imperialism, had fought against the Japanese, too.
One may remember the foot-soldiers of Imperialism, but it is better to remember those who were the real victims, then and after.