Ashamed for America

President Hamid Karzai has ordered the removal of all U.S. special forces from a strategic eastern province of Afghanistan because we tortured civilians and trained Afghans to do it too. Did you miss that on the news?  Oh well, the Oscars were on . . . blah, blah . . . it’s boring . . . and the other side did it first. Right.

News slipped out last week that we’d killed over 4,000 civilians in our ‘no muss-no fuss’ clean drone attacks.  That was the official number so it was probably double or triple that.

Ah, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Sweet memories of waterboarding, Abu-ghraib prison, troops urinating on dead enemy fighters, mini Mai-lai massacres (including women, children, and the elderly,) friendly fire, troop suicides, murderous “allies” killing our troops, Koran burnings, and so much abuse and torture of civilians, we’ve been asked to leave. After 11-years and over $1-trillion dollars.  Mission accomplished.

Although US troops committed these atrocities, the poisoned atmosphere that ignited them came from Presidents, Generals, and the top people in charge.  We’ve made Arabs less-than-human in their own countries.

Proud to be an American?  Save it for the 4th of July.

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