...even if for no other reason than your tax dollars being spent by the bushel to murder innocent men, women, children and even (are you listening, Snowflake Baby Conservatives?) the unborn.
Greenwald is right. The escalating war in Afghanistan isn't making us one bit safer because we didn't need protection from the Taliban until we invaded and occupied it. And even after nearly a decade, even as we're inevitably sliding into the same exact quagmire that bogged down great armies from Alexander the Great to the Soviet Union, even after the US death toll had surpassed 1000 and Afghanistan became far deadlier than Iraq, Obama still doesn't see the neverending pattern of defeat and failure and recognizes that it is our turn.
Safer? Hardly. We're not making anything safer for either the native Afghanis or our own country. We're murdering men, women and children, then lying about it and covering it up until the facts can no longer be waved aside.
These are legally actionable war crimes, plain and simple, and bullshit platitudes about the "necessary" and "unavoidable" collateral damage being the cost of war land and shatter like the hollow vessels of propaganda that they are. They're hardly our first and they will absolutely not be our last. But if these war crimes will be repeated in a morally nauseating loop, the least we can expect is justice and not mere compensation and belated, coerced apologies for these people and for the American families who lose loved ones in Afghanistan nearly every day for a plainly losing and unnecessary cause.
These lying, murderous pieces of shit in both the regular military and the Special Forces need to be held accountable under the UCMJ, not to continue flying under the radar and remain well-hidden and covered by their craven commanders who haven't the courage to stand up to the truth in the light of day.
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