Occupation is Hell...

... 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.


Doo Doo Econ said...

The total war doctrine is what war is. With that said, America has historically been generous post conflict. It is quickly approaching the hour when America's strength is too depleted to continue a policy of politically correct war.

SarahB said...

I'm down for carpet bomb approach to retaliation.

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