Monday, March 28, 2011
A Bridge Too Far
The latest cinematographic treatises created by our soldiers in Afghanistan show that our soldiers have lost their moral compass. They are enjoying themselves and going beyond killing the enemy, whoever that is. This is a result of two factors: The lack of real, attainable goals with an end game and no oversight. We hear talk of killing innocent civilians and framing them with planted weapons. Sounds like something corrupt police do. Obviously they know they've done something wrong, otherwise why plant the guns? Further, it is disgusting to mutilate bodies and save relics. I've always thought our soldiers, especially the latest iteration of the US Army, are the best there is and have ever been. I feel like this proves me wrong.
The responsibility for this non-sense falls squarely on the soldiers themselves as well as the command. We need to discipline these people quickly and with extreme prejudice. There is no place in our military services for people like this. We also need to take a long hard look as to why we are there. We have no real attainable goals, no end game and we haven't accomplished anything other than sending soldiers home in coffins and wasting billions of dollars on a bridge too far. The Russians failed in this stone age play and so have we. I believe if we wanted Bin Laden, we could have had him by now. I really have to wonder why such jackasses like Obama and Bush implemented, promulgated and continued this charade like a pair of 3rd grade cowboys and indians dilettantes. I have come to the conclusion that political power, money and position are no substitute for efficacy, competence and good, moral, judgement. This is nothing to be proud of and god help us.
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