... for both the occupiers and the occupied.
U.S. Army sergeant goes on killing spree in Afghanistan, massacres 16 including women and children.
Put thousands of men in a hostile, pointless, thankless environment for years and stuff like this is bound to happen.
We should have declared victory a decade ago and gotten out before we wasted thousands of our soldiers' lives, tens of thousands of disabling injuries, and hundreds of billions of dollars. Now we plan to linger for another three years of carnage before handing Afghanistan back to the Taliban.
Here's the W.C. Varones foreign policy: if you attack America, we bomb you back to the Stone Age. But we don't waste American blood and treasure trying to impose civilization on savages.