Afghanistan, When is Enough, Enough?
As more and more horror stories continuously come out about Afghanistan, when is enough, enough? Why in the world is the USA (more accurately the military industrial complex who has hijacked the USA) still occupying this nation? 2012 has been a rough year in Afghan public relations, but it has just gotten even worse as “U.S. troops posed with body parts of Afghan bombers”. In it, a few morbid pictures of U.S. troops are seen posing with mangled corpses in the occupied sovereign nation of Afghanistan. According to the Los Angeles Times:
Two soldiers posed holding a dead man’s hand with the middle finger raised. A soldier leaned over the bearded corpse while clutching the man’s hand. Someone placed an unofficial platoon patch reading “Zombie Hunter” next to other remains and took a picture.
As this controversy has spread, talking heads, bloggers, TV and radio personalities scramble to try and place blame on various parties involved. Some place it on the leadership, some place blame directly on the soldiers, and some fault the media for just simply reporting on the story! The spin is incredible. So the debate is about who is responsible for this whole corpse pics fiasco instead of the larger argument of why we remain in Afghanistan. At what point do we look like the Soviets? Even if you believe what the MSM tells you, that we are in Afghanistan because of the 9/11 attacks (read; Bush team ‘agreed plan to attack the Taliban the day before September 11‘ ), the military already killed Bin Laden, the alleged mastermind of 9/11, so why are we still there?
Of course, this story is tame compared to other recent stories coming out of Afghanistan. Like the story of marines urinating on dead members of the Taliban:
The footage, lasting just 39 seconds, shows four Marines in full combat gear urinating on the bodies of three dead men, bearded and dressed in traditional Afghan garb. The Marines can be heard laughing and joking. “Have a great day, buddy,” one says.
There was the recent story of the burning of the Koran’s.
Military investigators have concluded that five U.S. service members were involved in the incineration of a pile of Korans in Afghanistan last week, according to U.S. military officials who have been briefed on the inquiry.
Then, the most horrific story of them all, there was the massacre of unarmed civilians in Afghanistan.
The U.S. military charged Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales on Friday with murdering 17 Afghans during a village massacre this month but did not shed light on a possible motive for the worst U.S. atrocity of the decade-long war.
Let us not forget this isn’t the first time US troops posed with pictures of Afghanis caught in the fog of war, remember the “rogue” Afghanistan “Death Squads” which garnered little attention in the MSM?
The question is, what will it take for the American people to put tremendous pressure on their politicians to demand the immediate withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan? After all, a large majority of Americans do oppose the unconstitutional war in Afghanistan but why is the debate so rarely about why we are still in Afghanistan, but instead focuses on different controversies here and there? Here is a poll showing two thirds of Americans oppose the war.
Two-thirds of Americans now say the war in Afghanistan has not been worth fighting, a new high that matches peak opposition to the Iraq war almost exactly five years ago. Support for the Afghanistan war, at just 30 percent, is 3 points lower than the lowest on record for Iraq.
Remember before 2008 when the anti-war left was screaming bloody murder about the illegal wars of George Bush? Where are those same people going after Obama’s war policies? Could it the majority of the anti war folks on the left are really only anti war when it isn’t their preferred commander in chief waging these wars? What about about the 2008 version of Obama promising to end all the wars? The sad fact of the matter is the military industrial complex has a strangle hold on this nation and the American people, both left and right, must unite against these wars! What more will have to happen before enough, is enough America?