You know, I'm really getting tired of these countries who's leaders are scolding us for civilian deaths and wanting our military to kowtow to the dictates of their military. Their militarys which can't get it done for themselves. Whatever "it" is!
The BBC reports Karzai anger at US strike deaths. Sound familiar? Haven't we been hearing the same thing from Iraq? Haven't we been hearing the same demands that our military clear all actions with the Iraqis?
Here's how I see it. Neither really want us there. Karzai is little more than "mayor" of Kabul. The rest of his opium producing paradise is under the rule of the Taliban and war lords. Iraq's al-Maliki is little different. He's been dragging his feet for years because his Shiia interests outweigh those of his country.
Our main target, bin Laden, is in neither country. He's either in the tribal areas of Pakistan or has shaved his beard and is driving a cab in D.C. Who knows.
We get little respect from the Israelis when it comes to working toward peace between themselves and the Palestinians. So what's the point? When we have managed to bring about "democratic" elections the people of those countries have put governments in place that we do not like. Again, what's the point?
How do you effectively fight a war when our guys stand out like beacons because of their armor and uniforms while the opposition fades into civilian crowds because they don't dress for war! They surely do match us in weaponry.
I'm just a bit edgy these days but I'm tired of these governments scolding us when it's our young men and women who are being maimed or slaughtered to keep their sorry selves in power.
War is Hell. Civilians get killed. If they don't want their civilians killed stop the wars! Quit blaming us. If they don't want us there, let's oblige them. I'm sure all our Johnnie's would be more than happy to come marching home.