(Advance to 2:04 and you'll see these westerners)
I don't hate the troops... I'm just pointing out the hypocrisy. Look, I'm not saying that these troops are at fault... troops follow orders, actually, there have been studies that troops will have more courage to storm a machine gun nest then they would refusing illegal orders. The vast majority of the troops perform their job admirably and honorably.Seriously, though, al-Jazeera has reported boots on the ground. Are they American boots? That is the question. If they are boots of another nation, which they seem to be, then what does that have to do with Obama?
What I find most heartening in this thread is that some of our most vocal righties have found something other than FOX News to accept as a reliable source, and it is al-Jazeera. Why do they hate our troops?
The issue here is that we are not even honest enough to call an invasion / attempted coup d'etat as something other than what it is. See, now, we all hated Bush, but at least he was straight forward with what he was doing : "We are going into afghanistan on false pretenses" (opium, it's admitted now), "we're going to regime change Saddam because he had a yellow cake"
Let's not forget Nuremburg precedences while we're engaged in this putting down "miserable bastards" around the world.The reprecussions of what would happen if people find out is what. In fact you gave a pretty good reason why yourself.
And Libya is a great example as to why it shouldnt have any particular international law against it, because when the need really arises and the US has to put a miserable bastard down then we wont look like hypocrites.