re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]
Originally Posted by justabubba
obviously. his son has been serving in that military for almost twenty years [/s]
what some find objectionable is that he dares voice criticism where criticism is very much due. such as that photograph
did we learn nothing from that tragedy called vietnam? we won every major battle - but lost the war. we do not win the hearts and minds of a people when we perpetrate a my lai upon them. neither do we win their support when we exhibit disrespect as is found in that photo
those actions did nothing to quell the prospect that yet another resident will come to feel so ardently opposed to us that they would willingly give their life to take ours away. how does that outcome make us safer? how does motivating future suicide bombers advance our mission?
Then he shouldn't have written what he wrote, that's not my fault he can't hold his fingers still.
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