Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The "Good" War

The United Nations announced that a minimum of 90 civilians were killed in air strikes by the United States last Friday in the Herat Province in Afghanistan. The US first denied that any civilians were killed, then said that 25 militants and 5 civilians were killed, then after expressing regret blamed the Taliban for "placing civilian in harm's way." Afghan Minister Nematulla Shahrani challenged the US to provide proof of Taliban presence in the area of the attack.
It's very hard to find anything in the news about this war, or about this country. We should not have invaded Afghanistan anymore than we should have invaded Iraq
Millions of people have died or had their lives destroyed because of the policies and lies of the current administration. The majority of the democrats in office have done little to stop him and the media does little to hold anyone accountable.
I have no idea how long it will take us to get out of these wars and I don't think we will ever be able to repair the damage we have done to these countries even if we stay for 10 or more years. Our presence is doing more harm than good and it's time to tell our leaders to get out now.

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