Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
Since SecDef had to personally call Karzai and apologize, I think these soldiers know that their days in the military are number.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
From the Halls of Montezuma,
To the shores of Tripoli;
We piss on our nations enemies
In the air, on land, and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our skivvies clean:
Do not mess around with America
Or you'll become our latrine.
The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
I havenít looked through the 67 pages but my take is, until you have been trained to the level that US Marines and other nationís combat troops, it is very difficult to judge their actions. For a soldier to be able to carry out the 'kill' he has to be so desensitized towards his enemy to such an extent that they are seen, as not even being human. The alternative would be a considerable amount of soldiers not carrying out their job. This is not something I expect many to really understand.
Europe is in the midst of disaster, only, they do not realize.
Seems weird, eh? On one side, people kill, slaughter, maim and torture, which is all nice and fine and part of the job, but people suddenly make a fuss about them pissing on dead bodies which don't feel anything anymore either. It's really a weird world.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."