We were shocked when, in Iraq, some soldiers began to rape and kill simply to prove they could do it and get away with it. Today, in Afghanistan, such atrocities are still going on. I hope that a tale like this one
still has the power to shock.
Why did the men of this unit conspire to kill innocent civilians? Because in their view, the Afghans are "savages."
Even in prison, those soldiers probably will never understand the irony.
But those soldiers aren't the only ones responsible. I also blame every Republican who sought political advantage by capitalizing on anti-Muslim bigotry. They too are savages.
For God's sake, what are we doing in Afghanistan? We have no business there. We have invaded a foreign country where the people simply do not want us.
Afghan fighters are trying to kill our soldiers. Why wouldn't they? Can anyone honestly make the case that the Afghans have no right to kill an army of unwanted outsiders? If a foreign power had invaded Texas, wouldn't the Texans be trying their damnedest to kill the foreigners?
have become the savages.