We put in place that which is nor more than a puppet government yet it has been pulling our stings for years. It negotiates with the enemy we are fighting. It dictates where we can engage right down to the time of day and what equipment we can use. They cannot account for millions of dollars. Their police and military, which we have trained, kill our men.
They enslave their own people, deny them education, stone them to death, torture them if they refuse to become prostitutes. They side with their neighbors against us to keep vital supplies from getting through to our troops. They scold us as if we were children.
When a small group of our Marines showed their contempt for them by urinating on their corpses, once again we're the bad guys. We didn't show them enough respect. In the name of whomever, they're the enemy! Look at the numbers of our men and women they have slain or maimed for life! Respect them? How can any sane person even ask that what's more expect it? Don't look for it here!
What the Marines did show is exactly what we think of them. They are not worth the death of one more soldier. We cannot wage war and nation build at the same time. They are not compatible undertakings and should not, in any case, both be tried by the military.
The footprints won't even be filled with sand upon our departure before the Taliban is back in power and Karzai either in cushy exile somewhere or a safe haven provided by the Taliban for his help against us. Bet on it. Living on monies he siphoned from us.
Now they're considering court martials against a handful of war weary Marines. Nothing more should happen to them than being told that's not the way to behave, and for heavens sake don't post any thing like it to You Tube. That's a no brainer unless you're just too exhausted to think straight.
What is it with these generals? They become politicians at some point rather than military men. I wonder how politically correct they'd feel if they were in the field with their men, rather than sitting in their heavily protected headquarters.
I'm so sick of our namby-pamby ways, our bowing to the enemy, our allowing them to call the shots while we die for what is questionably called a country of questionably civilized people.
I don't particularly like the word 'pissed'. But I can say I am 'pissed' off about the whole war and the way it has been managed by the civilians giving the orders. Maybe the Marines chose the wrong target.